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REGULATIONS
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THE

UNIFORM AND DRESS
Til E

ARMY

OF THE UNITED STATES.

JULY,

1873.

FROM THE ORIGINAL TEXT AND DRAWINGS IN THE WAR DEPARTMENT.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
1872.

WAR DEPARTMENT,
VDJUTANT GENERAL'S 0FFU
Washington, July 29, 1872.

The

uniform, dress,

&c, herein
is

described, having been approved
for the

by the President of the

United States, and adopted,

published

information of

all

concerned, and will, from
of the United Stati

the 1st day of December, 1872, constitute the uniform of the

Army

By order

of the Secretary of

War
E.

D.

TOWNSEND,
Adjutant General

UNIFORM AND DRESS
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i-

tii

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ARMY
No
officer or soldier of

OF THE UNITED STATES.
&c.
UNDRE86 FOB OFFICERS.

UNIFORM, DRESS, EQUIPMENTS,
the

Army

shall

wear any other than

For fatigues, marches, squad and company
to hen

the prescribed uniform,

when on

duty.

authorized by the
coat,

commanding
or
in front,

offic< r,

drills, and other drills mid far ordinary wear:

A

sack

of

dark bine cloth

serge;

falling

collar;

single

breasted, with live buttons

same
six

as those

worn on the dress
and
terminating
in

coat; with black braid, one-fourth of an inch wide, extending from

each button

and bnttOn-hole hack

inches

COATS.
VI
I.I.

" herring-bone" loops.

The
DRESS FOR OFFH
a
i

skirt to

extend from one-third to two-third- the distance from

the hip joint to the bend Of the knee, and to be slashed at the hip on

each side;
All offiesrs shall wear
b, the skirt to

a

double-breasted frock coal of dark bine

knot of black braid, one-fourth of an inch wide, on the
Cliff,

extend from one-half to three-fourths the distance
t<>

upper part of the

according to pattern.

The

shoulder-straps will 'always

from the hip joint

the Wend of the knee.
live in

be worn with

it.

Black

braid

For a G neral : Two rows of buttons on the l*n row; placed by fours; the distance between each row
half inches
at

binding, one half of an inch wide, around edgi

of coat.

each
o

For

Store)

:

Of

pattern above described, but without braid.
;

five
:

and

top and three and one-hall' inches at bottom

stand-up

collar, not less than
in front at the

one nor more than two inches in height, to hook bottom and slope thence np and backward at an angle
side,

For Chaplain: Plain black frock coat with standing collar one row of nine black buttons on the breast, with "herring-bone" of

k

braid around the button- and button-holes.

of thirty degrees on each

corners rounded; cuffs three, inches

deep, to go around the sleeves parallel with the lower edge, and with
!C

COATS.
KOK ENLISTED MEN.
J-'nr

small buttons

skirts,

side

seam pockets in the folds of the the hip and one at the lower end of each with two buttons al naking four buttons on the hack and skirt of the coat;
at

the under

;

Infantry: Single-breasted, dark blue basque, according
officers
1

to

collar

and

cuffs to

be of dark blue velvet; lining of the coat black.
as for
a

pattern deposited in Quartermaster General's Office, piped

with sky
sky blue
in
in

For " Lieutena?it General: The same
that there will he ten buttons
in

(..neral, except

blue; collar same height, a-

I'm-

coat, faced with

each row. on the breast, the up
four,-.

cloth four inches back on each side, cut square to

hook up close
yellow
metal

and lower groups by threes, and the middle groups by

front;

number of regiment

or bad
;

n

For a Major

il:

The,
in

same

as

for

a

General, except that

middle of sky blue facing of collar on each side
side of

skirt of coat

on each

there will be nine buttons

each row, on the breast, placed by threes.

opening behind to be faced with sky blue cloth, ornamented
as per pattern.

For

a Brigadier General:
i

The same

as for a General, except that

with four h

Two

strap- of dark blue (doth,
let
le

will be eight butt

iach row, on the breast, placed by pairs.

piped with the same

color a- the
I

I.

into the

waist-seam on
n

Fori
a

tenant Colonel,
will be
-

and Major : The sam
in

each side the coat and

hip to

the waist
into the

General, except that there

nine buttons

eacb

row,

cloth the color of the facings
c

let

breast, placed at equal d

;

collars

and

cuff- of the

same

shoulder-seam and to bn

lioulder-belts at the collar-seam

and material

a- the coat.

The upper

half of the cuffs to be orna-

with one button

;

shoulder-straps for

Engineer soldier

mented with three donh
cuft',

,M brahl running th
i

piped with white.

pointed at then' upper ends, and with
ptain, 1st
:

ill

button hs]

For Enlisted Men of
or
.Hid

Artillery,

Eng
i

nd

Ort

:

Same

the point of each stripe, according to pattern.
/•id

Infantry, except that the fac

-arlet for

Artillery,

Lieutenant^
as for a
(

-d
'

wnt, and Addition
exc
spl

white for Engineers, and crimson for
.Light Artillery
:

Ordnam
ir

Lieutenant
n

The same
:

ilonel,

that there will be

For Cavalry and
in^ that

San

Infantry,

(

buttons in each row, on the b
all
i>tor> staff,

ind

two

stripes
.

on the

cuffs.

orter in the skirt,

and the facing up

kill put

on

For

A

si:

asted coat,

worn by
such as reviews,
It

differently, according to pattern in the

Quartermaster General's Office;

Captains of the

with staff shoulder-Straps to indicate rank.
all

facings for Cavalry yellow, and for Light Artillery red.

This coat shall be worn on
us, dress

dr
e

is,

parade-, guards, and
at

tartial.

will

be

Coats fur Musicians: Ornamented on the breasl with braid same as the facings, running from the button as now worn, the outer
i-

habitually
otli

worn

battalion drills, except in hot weather, or

when

extremities terminating in " herring-bones" and the braid returning

ptionally directed

by the commanding

officer.

back

to the buttons.


DRESS OF THE ARMY
Coats fur Hospital Stewards: facings to be of emerald green.

Same

as for Infantry, except the

For Fnlisted Men of Artillery, Infantry, Engineers, and Ordnance, and all other Fnlisted Men : Jefferson rights and lefts, according to pattern.

Coats for Ordnance Sergeants:
nance.

Same

as for enlisted

men

of Ord-

Top-boots
the dress coat
is

may

be worn by mounted men.

Whenever

worn by

enlisted

men,

it

will invariably

be buttoned up and hooked at the collar. For fatigue purposes, for general wear, and on ffeld service : dark bine blouse of navy flannel, according to the pattern deposited
in the

A
Corps
:

HAT
For General

Oli

CAP (FILL
to pattern.

DRESS).
Staff',

Officers, Officers

of the General
:

and
felt

Staff'

Quartermaster

General's Office.

Chapeau, according
Officers

Blouses for winter wear to be lined.

For
For

of Light Artillery and Cavalry
gilt
:

Black

helmet,

with gold cords and tassels, ami
all Storekee]?ers
as for

trimmings, according to pattern.
;

Forage cap of dark blue (doth, without braid
Officers.

BUTTONS.
The same
as

badge same

General
:

For
now worn
for all Officers
Stall'

all other Officers

Of dark

blue cloth, ornamented with gold

and enlisted men.

braid and trimmings, according to pattern.

keepers: General

button.

For Fnlisted Men of Light Artillery and Cavalry
red for Light Artillery and yellow for Cavalry.

:

Black

felt

helmet, same pattern as for officers, with cords and tassels of mohair

Helmet, ornamented

TROWSERS.
For General Officers, Officers of the General Staff, ami Staff Corps : Dark blue (doth, plain, without stripe, welt, or eord. For all Regimental Of! cos of Cavalry, Artillery, a mi Infantry: Light blue cloth, same shade of color as prescribed for enlisted

with yellow metal trimming-, as per pattern.

For

all other Fnlisted

Men

:

Of

blue cloth, same pattern as for
as facings of

officers,

ornamented with mohair braid of the same color

the coat; trimmings of yellow metal, according to pattern.

men, with
will be

stripe

one and one-half inches wide, welted

at the

FORAGE CAP.
For General
Officers:

edges; color, that of facings of their respective arms, except infantry,

Of dark

blue (doth, chasseur pattern, with

which

dark blue.

black velvet band and badge in front.

Storekeepers:
half inches wide.

Dark

blue cloth, with black

.-tripe

one and one-

For

all other

Commissioned

Officers

:

Of dark blue cloth,

chasseur

For Chaplains: Plain

black.
all

badge of corps or regiment in front, top of badge to be even with top of cap, and according to pattern in Quartermaster
pattern, with

For Enlisted Men of

Arms and of
;

the

Ordnance Depart-

General's Office.

ment : Sky blue mixture, pattern now worn
opening
at top.
a

waistband three and a half

For
officers,

all

Fnlisted

Men

:

Of

plain blue cloth,
letter

inches wide, to button with two buttons in front; pockets in front,

with badge of corps or
front as for officers.

same pattern as Wnof company of yellow metal

worn
stripe

in

Sergeants to wear

one inch wide, color of facings; and

Corporals to wear a stripe one-half inch wide, color of facings, except Infantry, which will be 'dark blue.

FORAGE CAP BADGES.
For General
(doth

For Engineers
on;.

:

According

to pattern in

Quartermaster General's

Officers:

A

gold embroidered wreath on dark blue
in
silver,

ground, encircling the letters U. S.

old

English

For
/'or

Ordnance Seigeants

:

Crimson

stripe,

one

inch

and one-

charach
for
, Officers of the General Staff and Staff Corps: Same as General Officers, with the exception of those for Ordnance Officers, which will have a gold embroidered shell and flame on dark blue

quarter wide.

For

Hospital Stewards: Emerald green

-tripe,

one inch and one-

quarter wide.
All stripes to be of cloth.

cloth ground.

One-third of the trowsers of enlisted
•it

mon

issued

on requisition
all

shall

to p®sts cut

o'.it

but not

made

up.

The

material of each pair

of trowsers with the buttons, thread, needles, and

neeessarv trim-

For OJ Engineers : A gold embroidered wreath of laurel and palm encircling a silver turretted castle on dark blue (doth ground.

mings, shall be rolled up
Tro\v-ers for

in

a bundle, securely fastened and marked

For

Officers

of Cavalry: Two gold embroidered
the upper angle.

sabres,

with the size of the trowsers.
all

edges upward, on dark blue (doth ground, with the number of the
to be re-entbrced.
.

mounted men
size,

regiment

in silver in

Vd! be a 5th

larger than No. 4.

For Offi '(irs of Artillery : Two gold embroidered cannons, crossed, on dark blue cloth ground, with the number of the regiment in silver
at

the intersection of the cross-cannon.

For

Officers

CRAVATS.
For
all

blue (doth
the bend.

of Infantry : A gold embroidered bugle, on dark ground, with the number of the regiment in silver within

Officers:

Black; the

tie

not to bo visible at the opening
will

of the collar.

Neither cravats nor stocks
duty.

be worn by enlisted

men when on

FATIGUE HAT.
For
Officers
tern, to be

and Enlisted Men : Of black t'elt, according to patworn only on fatigue duty and on marches or campaigns.

BOOTS AND SHOES.
For
ankle.
all

Officers: Shall be of black leather and

come above

the

PLOIFS FOR OFFICERS.
to

For Enlisted 21 en of Cavalry and Light Artillery: Boots,

above the swell of the calf of the leg; shoes, Jefferson rights
according to pattern.

For General-in-Chief : Throe black ostrich feathers. For other General Officers, for Officers of the General
'

Staff,

and

lefts,

and Staff Corps: Two

black ostrich feathers.

;

DRESS OF THE ARMY.
For Regimental OJia
cocks', feathers,

Foot

Artillery

and Infantry: Of
the

For
lately

a!

:

Of

black

enameled

leather, of

pat-

to

rise

five

inches above the top of the cap. front

worn.
undress duty, marches, and campaigns, officers

feathers to reach

the vizor, rear feathers to reach

top of the

On

may wear

a plain

cap, withgill ball

and socket

:

color of

plume

to

be red for Artillery

black leather belt.

and white
gilt ball

for

Infantry.

For

all

Non- Commissioned

Officers:

Plain black leather.

s of Light Artillery and Cavalry: Horse-hair plume and socket, plume to be loug enough to reach the front edge of the vizor of the helmet: color of the plume to be red for Light Artillery and yellow for Cavalry.

SWORD-BELT PLATE.
For
all
-

ami Enlisted N<

n

:

I

tangular, two inches

wide, with a raised bright rim; a silver wreath of laurel encircling

PLUMES AND POMPONS FOR ENLISTED MEN.
For Artillery: Red pompon, pattern shape;
\

the

"Arms

of

the

United State.-;"

eagle, Bhield,
"

scroll,

i

hall

and socket of
hall

cloud and rays bright.
scroll;
star- also o1

The motto
.

E

plurihus iinuin" upon the

ellow metal.

according to pattern.

For Infantry: White pompon, same Bhape and with same
and socket
Artillery.
as for Artillery.
:

For Ordnance

Crimson pompon, same
lied

hall

and socket

as

for

SWORD AND SCABBARD.
General offers: Straight Bword,
I

For Engineer Troops:
and socket as tor Artillery.

pompon, with white top; same

hall

gilt

hilt,

silver grip;

bra

scabbard, same as
Officers

now worn.

Light Artillery: lied; and for Cavalry, yellow horse-hair

plume, same

size

and length as

for officers; socket according to pattern.

of Light Artillery and < 'avalry : Sabre and scabbard as now worn, and according to pattern in Ordnance Department. For Officers of the Pay and Medical Departments : Small sword and scabbard, according to pattern in the Surgeon General's Ollice,

For

SITUS.
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as

now worn. For all other

Officers:

Same

as the small, straight

Bword now
pattern

all
ill

Mounted Officers: Yellow metal or gilt. Mounted Men: Of yellow metal, plain surface.

worn by the officers of the General Staff, and according to Ordnance Department. The sword and sword-belt will be worn upon all occasions except stahle and fatigue.
in the

of duty

When

not on military duty, officers

may wear swords
gilt,

of bono

GLOVES.
General Officers, Officers of the General Staff, and Staff Buff or white gauntlets or gloves. For Field Officers of Artillery, Cavalry, and fnfantry ; for ers of Light Artillery and Cavalry : AVhite gauntlets or gloves.
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the prescribed sword, with a scabbard,

or of leather with gilt

mountings.

ps

:

SWORD-KNOT.
Gold cord, with acorn end. For all other Officers: Gold lace strap, with gold bullion
Officers:
as

All other Officers, white gloves.
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all

Enlisted

Men

:

Of

For General

white

15 si-lin,

to

he issued as clothing.

t:

now worn.

SASH.

EPAULETTJ
i

to

General Officers: Buff silk net, with silk bullion fringe end.-; go twice around the waist and to tie behind the left hip, pentie.

dent part not to extend more than eighteen inches below the

General of the Army: Of gold, with solid two silver embroidered .-tars, with five rays each, one and device one-half inches in diameter, and the "Arms of the United Stat

For

the

i

SWORD-BELT.
For
all Officers:

embroidered in gold placed between them. ': Three silver embroidered stars of five For a Lieutenant each, respectively, one and one-half, one and one-quarter, one and
<

A

waist-belt, not less than

one and one half nor

one-eighth inches in diameter.
crescent
;

The

largest placed in the centre of the

than two
.

ill-lies

wide, with slings of the same material as the

the others, placed longitudinally on the strap and equidistant,

with a hook attached to the belt on which to hang the sword.
belt to he

ranging

The

worn outside the
Officers

full dress coat

and underneath the

in order of size from the crescent. For Major General: Same as for Lieutenant General, omitting

undress sack.

smallest star, and the .-mailer of the two remaining stars placed in the
:

For General
-•old

embroidery, as per pattern
all

For

Of red Russia leather, with three strip now worn. Field Officers: One broad stripe of gold lace on Mack
to pattern.

the centre of the strap.
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a

Brigadier General: Same as
all

tor

a

Lieutenant General,

omitting

hut the largest star.

enameled leather, according

of the General Staff, and Staff Coins', below the : Four stripes of gold, interwoven with black silk, lined with black enameled leather, according to pattern. For ('ovqmny Officers of Cavalry, Artillery and Infantry: Four stripes of gold lace, interwoven with silk of the same color as the facings of their arms of service, and lined with black enameled

For

all Officers

rank of Field

Officers

SHOULDER-KNOTS.
For Officers "f the Adjutant General's raid Lnspector Genii Departments, and for Aides-de-Camp to General Officers:* Of gold cord, Russian pattern, on dark blue cloth ground; insignia of rank
'

leather.

Sec Miscellaneous.


DRESS OF THE ARM
regiment embroidered on the cloth ground, according to pattern; an aignillette of gold cord to be worn with the right shonlder-knot and permanently attached thereto,

:

V
same width
as the border, placed
parallel
to

and

Letters of corps or designation of

bars of the

the ends of

the strap, at a distance between them and from the border equal to
the width of the border.

•ding to pattern.

For a
Staff
<

1st

For
For

Officers

of

otlu r

orps

:

Same

as

above described, with-

corps, omitting the eagle,

Lieutenant: The same as tor a Colonel, according to and introducing at each end one silver em-

out the aignillette.
<>
:

tvalry, Artillery,

and Infantry

:

Of

the

same

broidered bar of the same width as the border, placed parallel to the ends of the strap, at a distance from the border equal to its width.

pattern as for the Staff Corps, but on cloth of the
lacings of their arm, with insignia of rank and

same color

as the

For a

-id

/Jeutenant

:

The same

as for a Colonel,

according to

number

of regiment

corps, omitting the eagle.

embroidered on the cloth ground, according

to pattern.

For an Additional 2d Lieutenant: The same
as for other
tenant*.

as for a

2d Lieu-

For Regimental Adjutants: Of
officers of their

the

same pattern

arm, but with aignillettes attached.

Officers serving in the held

may

dispense with the prescribed

in-

signia of rank on their horse equipments, and

the

same color and shape

as those of the enlisted

may wear overcoats men of their com-

INSIGNIA OF
Foi
pad.

RANK ON SHOULDEIt-KNOTS.
embroidered eagle
at

A

silver

the centre of the

mands, and omit epaulettes, shoulder-knots, or other prominent marks likely to attract the fire of sharpshooters; hut all officers must wear
the prescribed buttons, stripes, and shoulder-straps, to indicate their

For

a Lieutenant Colonel:

Two

silver

embroidered leaves, one

at

corps and rank.

each end of pad.

The
knot
is

shoulder-strap will he worn whenever the epaulette or shouldernot.

For a Major : For a Captain For a 1st I
pad.

Tw
:

gold embroidered leaves, one at each end of pad. Two silver embroidered bars at each end of pad.
»

"if:

One

silver

embroidered bar

at

each end of

CHEYEONS.
The rank
of non-commissioned officers will he marked by chevrons

For a -'/ Lieutenant: Plain. Far mi Additional 2d Lieutenant: Same as 2d Lieutenant. The above insignia to be the same as prescribed for the shoulderstraps.

upon both sleeves of the uniform coat and overcoat, above the elbow of cloth of the same color as the facings of the uniform coat, divided
into bars a half inch
neers,

wide by black

silk stitching,

except for Engi-

which

will he white stitching

and piped with white, points down,
General's
Office, as

according to

new

patterns

in

Quartermaster

SHOULDEli-STliAPS.
For
>ld

follows

:

tie

f the

Army: Dark

blue cloth, one and three-

eighths inches wide by four inches long, bordered with an embroidery

one-fourth of an inch wide; two silver embroidered stars of

live

rays each, and gold embroidered

"Anns

of the United States''

between them.
/'or a
Lit

For a Sergeant Major: Three bars and an are. Fora (Jo/ : Three bars and a tic of three bars. For a Principal Musician : Three bars and a bugle. For an Ordna it: Three bars and a -tar. d : A half chevron of emerald green cloth For n Hospital
'

" ral

:

The same

as for the

General, except

one and three-fourths inches wide, piped with yellow cloth, running
obliquely

that there will he three silver embroidered stars of five rays, one star

downward from

the outer to the inner seam of the sleeve,

on the centre of the -trap, and one on each
the centre and
largt

side,

equidistant between

and

at

an angle of about thirty degrees with a horizontal, and in the
a

outer edge of the strap, the centre star to be the

centre

"cadnceus" two inches
1

long, the head toward the outer

seam

of the slee
nil

For

Major Generals: The same

as for the Lieutenant General,

except that there will he two stars instead of three; the centre of

For For

a 1st Sergeant: Three
a.

bar,-

ami

a lozenge.

Battalion or C'o7/ipany Quartermaster Sergeant: Three
tie

each Btar to be one inch from the outer edge of the gold embroidery

bars and a
-

of one bar.

on the ends of the strap; both

star.-

of the

same
for a

size.

Brigadi
cept that there will
to be equidistant

same as

Major General,

ex-

it: Three bars. For a Corporal : Two bare. For a

bi ftd of two; the centre of the star from the outer edge of the embroidery on the ends

For

a

Pioneer:
in

Two

crossed hatchets, of cloth, same color and
ei

material as the facings of the uniform

wed on each

slee

of the strap.
Fo,
1

above the elbow,
for a

the place indicated for a chevron (those of a

Major General, and bora

corporal to be just above and resting on the chevron), the head of the
hatchet upward,
its

in
!

like

manner with an embroidery of gold;
in

silver

em
in

edge out ward, of the following dimensions, viz:
t

spread eagle on the centre of the strap, two inches between
the wings, having

Handle,

torn-

and on e-half inches long, one-fourth

e-third of

if

the right talon an olive branch, and
n oil

an inch wide.

the

left a

bundle of arrow
of the I'm

the

I

-nted
:

Hatchet, two inches long, one inch wide

at

tin

in the'"

Arms
blue
;

>th

of the strap as follows
;

for

To

iiio

:

All non-conn
faithfully

the General Staff

am

irps,

dark bine; Artillery, scarlet

Infan-

private-,
will

who have
aa

served

for

one

term of enlistment,
uniform
ud one-

cy

Cavalry, veilfor
<

wear

mark of
to

distinction
a

upon both
tin

!olon

ding

eoat,

below the elbow,

diagonal half chevron, one-half inch wi

nitting

tl

id

introducing

a

silver

embroidered
inch from

ending from .-cam edging on the

seam, the front end nearest

:h

leaf extending seven-eighths of an

half inch above the point of the cuff, to he of the -anie color a- the
ci

ap.

For a

Maj

i

for a Colonel, accordin
a:

os,

omit-

In

like

manner an

additional

half chevron, above ami parallel to

idueing a gold embroidered lea!

each end,

the

first,

for

every subsequent term of enlistment and faithful service.

an inch from the end bor<
thi' strap.

Distance between each chevron one-fourth of an inch.
Service
in

war

will

he indicated by a white stripe on ea
a

Foi

<tain

:

Tic same
>

aa

for a

Colonel, according to corps,

of the chevron for Artillery, and
strip

ip

foi-

all

other corps, the

1

intro

I

h end two silver embroidered

one-eighth of an inch wide.

:

DRESS OF THE ARMY.
OVERCOAT.
General Officers: Of dark bine cloth, closing by means of four frog buttons of black silk and loops of Mack silk cord; curd down the In-cast, and at the throat v a long loop •• a echelle, " without tassel or plate, oh the left side, and a black silk frog button on the
/•'(//
1
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9
Bhall

half inch), for

marking equipments, &c,
to

be furnished by the

Quartermaster's Department

each company

commander and

r<

mental adjutant.

right; cord for the loops fifteen

hundredths of an inch

in

diameter;
seventeen
at will

SIGNAL SERVICE.
For
tin:

hack, a single piece,

siit

inches, according to the height of the wearer,

up from the bottom from and closing
CUi in a concealed
flap; collar

fifteen to

buttons,

and button-holes
to be

by of the same

Chief Signal Officer: The same uniform
of the Enlisted

as

t'-r

the Adju-

tant General's Department, without the aiguillett

color and material as the coat, rounded at the edges, and to >tand or
fall;

The uniform
as follow.-:

Men

of the Signal Service shall he

when standing
;

about

live inches

high; sleeve- loose, of a
slit;

single piece and

round

at

the bottom, without cuff or

lining

woolen

around the front and lower borders, the edges of the pocl
slit

The Cavalry uniform, except that the trimmings and facings be orange instead of yellow, bearing a device on the Bleeve of the coat,
as follows:
size of

cros

lal

flags, red

and white, on dark blue cloth;
;

the edges of the Bleeves, collar, and black
silk

in

the hack, a

flat

braid of

flags
r

three fourths of an inch square
the

one-half an inch wide; and around each frog button on the

length of staff three

inch
the

pattern

in

two and one-quarter inches in diameter, of black silk cord, seven hundredths of an inch in diameter, cape of the same color
breast a knot

the office of the Chief Signal Officer of
offic

Army.

This device to We worn by the non-commissioned
first

and material as the coat, removable

at

the pleasure of the wearer,

above the chevrons; by privates of the

class

on both arms; and
in

and reaching
coat
to

to the cuff of the coat sleeve

when

the

arm

is

extended;

extend down the leg from six to eight inches below the knee,
be on both sleeves, near the lower

by privates of the second class on the left arm only, position as the chevron of non-commissioned officers.

the

same

rding to height.

To indicati rank: There
edge, a knot of
flat

will

black silk braid, not exceeding one-eiffhth of an
braids, double knot.

HORSE FURNITURE.
.FOB GENEBA1
KEB

inch in width, and

composed of five Forallother Officers: Dark blue

close fitting double-breasted sur-

AM) THE GENERAL

STAFF.
saddl

tout coat, with a cape,
tips of the fingers

made to detach from when the arm and hand
officers to
;

the coat and are extended
;

fall

to the

the skirt the knee

Housing for d'eneral Officers: To he worn over the

of the coat for

mounted

reach half

way between

and the
the

sole of the foot

for

dismounted

officers,

three inches below

dark blue cloth, trimmed with two rows of gold laee, the outer rowone inch and five-eighths wide, the inner row two inches and onefourth
;

km
coat to

to he

made

full

to

cover the horse's haunches and

!

The

have seven buttons on each brcasl of the same

hands, and to hear on each
patti

flank

corner the following ornaments,

a- those on

the uniform coat.

The

distinctive of rank, to wit
sle*

insignia of rank on

the

as follows, viz:
<

olonel, five braids, single knot.

For the General of the Army: A -old embroidered spread with two star.- and "Arms of the United States" between tin For Lieutenant General: A gold embroidered spread eagle and

Lieutenant Colonel, four braids, single knot.
Major, three braids, single knot.
Captain, two braids, single knot.
l>t

three stars.

For Major Generals: A
stars.

-'old

embroidered spread eagle and two

Lieutenant, one braid, single knot.

Brigat

Is:

A

gold embroidered spread eagli

2d Lieutenant and Additional 2d Lieutenant, without braid.
Military Storekeepers and Chaplains, without braid.

one

star.
i

On

the frontier and campaign, officers

may wear

the soldier's over-

coat, with insignia of rank on the sleeve.

nil Officers of the Saddle-cloth for General Staff ;>s : Dark blue cloth, of sufficient length to cover the saddle and
holsters,

Foy Enlisted

Men of
mounted

all

arms: Of sky

and one

foot

ten

inches

in

depth, with an edging of gold

blue cloth of the patti

now

used

in

the

service.

me inch wide. For all ot/i
i

Dark blue
trimil

felt,

under the saddle and

ind the

according to pattern worn with cloth one and
;

one-half inches wide, color a- follows:

OTHER ARTICLES OF CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENTS.
Flannel
shirt,

Infantry, sky blue.
Artillery, scarlet.

drawers, stockin

'

stable-frock: .The same as

now

Cavalry, yellow.

furnished.
ble-frocks for

Mount

•'

M>

For Infantry, Cavalry, and ho
n
:
<

uipments, knapsacks,

1

>f

white cotton,

made

loose

and
sacks,
in

extending well down to tho knee, without sleeve or body lining; to
button
in front.

&Cj and

tools

and materials
Department,

i'w Cavalry, according to patterns

Ordnance

Office.

b'duauce

Memoranda No.
P

1".

and

<

I

Blanket: Woolen, gray, with
long, in the centre
;

Orders No. GO,
letters L.
feet

War

1872.

S.

in

Mack, four inches
and a half feet made of wool; the

to be seven
at

long and
to
lie

five

wide, and to weigh

least

live

pounds;

blanket

now

issued to troops in California to he the standard.
rails

MILITARY ACADEMY.
The uniform
Point Military
of the Profi
rd

f '/' Engineer Soldiers: Of white cotton; one to cover the whole of the body above the waist uent the breast,

Master

at

the

Wesl

the shoulders, and the arms; sleeves loose, to allow free play of the

Academy

shall

he the same as

now worn,
l

except

arms, with a narrow wristband buttoning with one button
to fasten at the

;

overalls

they will he permitted to wear the dark blue sack coat prescribed for

neck behind with two buttons, and at the waist behind
-

Army

officers,

with the bnttons of the General Staff to

on

with buckle and tongue.
I

both coats.

ry

and Light Artillery : White cotton overalls, to c
These overalls are
platcsof
letl

FOB CADE1

only the waist.
icil

worn at t- and numbers of

to he

all

stahle duties.

tv

inch and

The same

unifori

iw worn.

10

DRESS OF THE ARMY.
MISCELLANEOl
Sa>he>
will

no

longer he worn

by

officers

below the grade of

Brigadier General, or by non-commissioned

officers.

Aides-de-Camp and the Military Secretary, who have increased rank-, will wear the aiguillette with the uniform of the General Staff.
Aidcs-de-Cainp to Major ami Brigadier
lillette

Officers

when not on duty

are permitted to

wear

a buff,

white, or

Generals
officers

will

wear the

blue vest, with the small button prescribed for them.

with the uniform of their Regiments and Corps.
the
full

"When the trowsers and
will,

flannel
of,

>hirts

now

in store shall
in

have been
climates

Whenever

dress coat

is

worn by

on duty the preLetter? to he

issued or otherwise disposed

the troops serving

warm

scribed epaulettes or shoulder-knots will

be attached.

upon

requisitions

approved by commanding

officers,

he supplied

embroidered on shoulder-knots
.3.

in

old English:

with those articles of a lighter texture, but of the same material,
cut,

X.

D. D.

Adjutant

(General'.-

Department.

and color as those furnished the other troops of the Army.
will

Inspector General's Department.

3J. .3.

Bureau of Military Justice.

Bands manding

wear the uniforms of

their

Regiments or Corps.

Com-

officers

may

at the

expense of the Corps, sanctioned by the

.S. cS. Signal
(£1.

Sen

ice.

Councils of Administration,

make such

additions of ornaments as they

D. Quartermaster's Department. <S. D. Subsistence Department. i«. D. Medical Department. JJ. D. Pay Department.
12.
<T>.

may judge

proper.

Note.

— Swords
tin-

of prescribed

patterns will

It

distributed to Axsena

C

Engineer Corps.

manufactured,

sale to officers. after

A reasonable time
n

December

1

will

be allowed to officers

at

remote

D. Ordnance Department.

procure swords from

tin-

Ordnance Department.

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Bell Sling'.
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