U.S. Army Uniforms and Equipment, 1889 Specifications for Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, and Clothing and Equipage Materials

by Quartermaster General of the Army, Jerome A. Greene

U.S. Army Uniforms and Equipment, 1889 Specifications for Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, and Clothing and Equipage Materials Synopsis

This rare book contains not only complete specifications but detailed line drawings of virtually every item of uniform and equipment issued. It is a valuable reference for articles used during the 1870s and 1880s, the period of the Indian wars. For much of the nineteenth century, the production of military clothing and equipment was geared to national emergencies. During the Mexican and Civil wars, the hardpressed Quartermaster Department was forced to rely on civilian and, later, European suppliers. A contract system too often resulted in profiteering, inferior goods, and administrative confusion. By 1887 reforms in the system were accompanied by strict specifications for materiel, which were published by the War Department in 1889 and distributed to fewer than sixty officers in the Quartermaster Department. Never before reprinted, this rare book contains not only complete specifications but detailed line drawings of virtually every item of uniform and equipment issued, from mosquito bars and tent stoves to overalls for mounted men and uniform coat buttons ( the burnishing to be done in the best manner known to the trade ). This valuable reference for articles used by the army during the period of the Indian wars will be of special interest to collectors, historians, archaeologists, curators, and antique dealers.

U.S. Army Uniforms and Equipment, 1889 Specifications for Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, and Clothing and Equipage Materials Press Reviews

[This book] marked a milestone in the development of standards and specifications for clothing and equipment . . . by the War Department. -Jerome A. Greene -- Jerome A. Greene

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803295520
Publication date: 1st August 1986
Author: Quartermaster General of the Army, Jerome A. Greene
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 375 pages
Categories: Uniforms & insignia, Weapons & equipment,

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