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The 1861 New York State Pattern

Figure 3. The New York State Jacket: Variations on a theme…(left) 1864 image of a New York National Guardsman [29th Regiment] wearing the 1863 Chausseur-inspired variant of the 1861 state issue jacket with polka skirt, 9 buttons, chevron cuffs and extensive piping; (middle) 1861 image of a New York infantryman [46th Regiment] wearing the ‘regulation’ version of the 1861 state issue jacket, note the scalloped front & plain cuffs [the ‘X’ patch on his pocket refers to the regiment’s nickname, the ‘Tenth Legion’]; (right) 1862 image of a Sergeant of the 143rd New York wearing yet another variant of the regulation jacket, note absence of piping. (These three images were originally published in McAfee & Langellier 1996).

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