This is a United States Model 1850 or M1850 Militia Coatee dated 1860 and 1872. This covers the Civil War, Reconstruction, and part of the Indian Wars. This Coatee is IDd to the 7th New York Militia Regiment with multiple names IDd inside the Coatee. An ID of Co D, Barrett Wagner and an ID of the last name of Heidig next to the inscribed dates of 1860 and 1872. There are other names either too weak to read, or scribbled out on the lining of the Coatee.There is also definitely blood on the inside of the 7th NY Militia Regimental Coatee. I have pictured some but not all of the blood spots on the jacket. This piece is overall in great shape to be 158 years old.
This piece has GREAT eye appeal but yes there are some issues. This is not a later issue of the M1850 Militia Coatee. This is an earlier example were the inside tails are a green-black not a solid opaic black like the later 1870s issues. There is some fading on the Coatee along with a popped seam on the back of the coat next to the neck. One of the buttons is off the Coatee yet its in the inside pocket.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PERIOD PICTURE OF THE 2, 7TH REGT NY MILITIA IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY. 7TH REGIMENT NEW YORK MILITIA HISTORY DURING THE CIVIL WAR. 7th Regiment of the New York Militia. Aka the "Silk Stocking" regiment, was an Infantry regiment.
During the American Civil War. Also known as the "Blue-Bloods" due to the disproportionate number of its members who were part of New York City's social elite. The 7th Militia was a pre-war New York Militia.Unit that was mustered into federal service for the Civil War. After organizing and brief training, the regiment, commanded by Colonel Marshall Lefferts, left New York City. On special call of President Abraham Lincoln. On April 19, 1861, arriving in Annapolis Junction Maryland. And opening communications with Washington April 2425.
There it was mustered in the service of the United States for thirty days, 26 April 1861; it served at Washington and was mustered out at New York city, 3 June 1861. 25 May 1862, the regiment, still commanded by Col.Lefferts, again left the state, and was mustered in the United States service at Camp Hamilton, Va. 29 May 1862, for three months, from 26 May 1862. It served most of this time at Baltimore, Md. And was mustered out of the United States service, 5 September 1862, at New York City. 16 June 1863, it again re-entered the United States service, and was mustered in at New York City, for thirty days. It left the state on the 17th, under the command of Colonel Lefferts, served at Baltimore, and Frederick, Md. In the 2d Separate Brigade, Middle Department, 8th Corps, and was mustered out of the United States service, 20 July 1863, at New York City. In its service, in 1861, it lost one enlisted man, accidentally killed, and it took part in the advance into Virginia on 24 May 1861. The regiment was housed in the Capital Buildings.
At Washington from April 25May 2, and was mustered into Federal service on April 26, serving duty at Camp Cameron, Meridian Hill. Georgetown Heights, from May 223. After occupation of Arlington Heights, Virginia.May 2426, it assisted in building Fort Runyon. And was mustered out at New York City on June 3, 1861. The regiment was again mustered in for three months' service on May 25, 1862. It left New York City for Baltimore. Maryland, on May 26, and then was attached to Dix's Command, Middle Department, to July 1862.
Then, it was assigned to the 8th Army Corps. Middle Department, to September 1862. It was in camp at Stewart's Hill, Baltimore, from May 28 to June 5, and duty at Fort Federal Hill from June 6 to August 28. The regiment mustered out in New York City on September 5, 1862.
Once again, the regiment was mustered in, this time for thirty days' service starting June 16, 1863, and departed for Baltimore on June 17. It was attached to Morris' Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to July 7, and then to the 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Patomic. It was on duty at Fort Federal Hill and provost duty in Baltimore from June 18 to July 5 before being ordered to Fredrick.
Maryland, on July 5, and picket and outpost duty there until July 14. It reached New York City on July 16. The 7th was on duty during the New York Draft Riots. The regiment mustered out for good on July 21, 1863.The 7th New York Militia Regiment or Silk Stocking Regiment was still an active New York Militia and is reorganized into the 107th Support Group, NY National Guard. This change took place with the Militia Act of 1903. This Regiment is still active today. This truly is an amazing piece of history and truly a blessing to own. Reasonable offers may be considered.
The item "CIVIL WAR 7th Regiment New York Militia Uniform Coatee Silk Stockings Regt" is in sale since Sunday, August 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Uniforms".
The seller is "littlebelleblue" and is located in Chesnee, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.