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Title: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: 1961MJS on July 01, 2017, 06:23:43 pm
Hi

I've found two uniform reference books from Amazon:

The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection: 1898–1902 (Men-at-Arms) by Alejandro de Quesada

and

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 (Brassey's History of Uniforms) Hardcover 166 page, at $65 new.

Are they any other Spanish American War uniform references?

Thanks

Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Drydock on July 01, 2017, 07:38:02 pm
http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/1248/uniforms%20%20arms%20%20and%20equipment%20%202%20volume%20set


https://www.amazon.com/Cowboys-Uniform-Uniforms-Equipment-Riders/dp/0966268202/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1498955800&sr=8-7&keywords=cowboys+in+uniform

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Uncle+Sams+Little+wars
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Drydock on July 01, 2017, 07:41:31 pm
http://www.history.army.mil/html/museums/uniforms/survey_uwa.pdf
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Niederlander on July 01, 2017, 09:00:57 pm
Coon Creek has the "Cowboys in Uniform" book for half of what Amazon is asking.  S & S Firearms has it for $16.95.  Of course, they always have other stuff you need, as well!
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Pitspitr on July 01, 2017, 10:23:43 pm
http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/1248/uniforms%20%20arms%20%20and%20equipment%20%202%20volume%20set


https://www.amazon.com/Cowboys-Uniform-Uniforms-Equipment-Riders/dp/0966268202/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1498955800&sr=8-7&keywords=cowboys+in+uniform

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Uncle+Sams+Little+wars
http://www.history.army.mil/html/museums/uniforms/survey_uwa.pdf
+1 I have all of these and they're excellent! You can usually find Cowboys in Uniform on E-bay direct from the author who also sells museum quality leggings.
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Niederlander on July 02, 2017, 07:38:22 am
Don't forget to consult the uniform regulations, either.  They're on the GAF website.
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: 38OVI on July 02, 2017, 10:37:44 am
You also might check the same titles on  www.abebooks.com    Sometimes available at good prices.  I've gotten some very good original reference material at reasonable prices.
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Bat 2919 on July 02, 2017, 11:22:59 am
What scares me is I currently have on the bookshelves of my den each and every title listed by Ned and Drydock. 

This brings to mind what could become a new stickied thread.  If the someone would post a books reference page beginning with what we have posted here.  Then invite everyone to reply with other good reference books.  From time to time the original poster could move the links people have posted up into his original post placing them into a chronological order possibly broken up into wars CW, IW, Span Am, Punitive Expedition and maybe even WWI as many of these cross back over into Expansion Era.

Additional Span Am Ideas from my book shelves:

https://ospreypublishing.com/the-spanish-american-war-and-philippine-insurrection (https://ospreypublishing.com/the-spanish-american-war-and-philippine-insurrection)

https://www.amazon.com/Cavalryman-1891-1920-Warrior-Alexander-Bielakowski/dp/1841766771 (https://www.amazon.com/Cavalryman-1891-1920-Warrior-Alexander-Bielakowski/dp/1841766771)

http://www.tatteredcover.com/book/9781855321038 (http://www.tatteredcover.com/book/9781855321038)

https://ospreypublishing.com/buffalo-soldiers-1892-1918-pb (https://ospreypublishing.com/buffalo-soldiers-1892-1918-pb)

https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Charge-Cavalry-American-1866-1916/dp/1853673196 (https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Charge-Cavalry-American-1866-1916/dp/1853673196)
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: 1961MJS on July 02, 2017, 11:23:59 am
Coon Creek has the "Cowboys in Uniform" book for half of what Amazon is asking.  S & S Firearms has it for $16.95.  Of course, they always have other stuff you need, as well!
.

Ordered Cowboys in Uniform from S&S along with a shirt and a McKeever pouch.  Can't have too much .45-70.

Mike
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Pitspitr on July 03, 2017, 01:59:20 pm
SPECIFICATIONS FOR CLOTHING AND EQUIPAGE 1897 by the quartermaster Generals Office, War Department (Reprinted by Prostak Publishing)

U. S. Army Uniforms and Equipment, 1889  By the Quartermaster General of the Army  (reprinted by Bison Books with Foreword by Jerome Greene)

American Military Belts and Related Equipments By R. Stephen Dorsey

For Collectors Only The American Krag Rifle and Carbine by Joe Poyer Edited by Craig Riesch (I'm including this because it covers belts and such too)

This brings to mind what could become a new stickied thread.  If the someone would post a books reference page beginning with what we have posted here.  Then invite everyone to reply with other good reference books.
And so it shall be!
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: 1961MJS on July 10, 2017, 01:04:43 pm
HI

I received Cowboys in Uniform, which is a pretty short book, 78 pages.  On the other hand, it DOES have all two of the uniforms worn by the cowboys in uniform.  Do those of you owning an 1884 fatigue uniform wash it regularly, or dry clean, or ...  I really liked the way that the faded one looked.

Daughter looked at the pictures on line and made disparaging remarks about my outfit and facial expression.

 :(

Later Y'all
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Drydock on July 10, 2017, 04:46:05 pm
Cold water wash on gentle cycle, hang dry.  My cotton flannel shirts from River Junction get the same treatment, the wool flannel gets Woolite in the sink.
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Pitspitr on July 11, 2017, 07:28:47 am
I wash my wool shirt in the machine with lots of fabric softener on the gentle cycle, then line dry and stretch it as it dries.

I received this 1899 photo from Dutch Al.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/tIpgH7.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Niederlander on July 11, 2017, 09:53:49 am
I wash my British greyback shirt in cold with Woolite on the gentle cycle.  Hang it up on a plastic hangar to dry.  Never had any shrinkage problems that way.
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Sergeant Klondike on September 18, 2017, 06:56:58 pm
My grandfather, John Gaberial Smith (standing) was in the Spanish American War.  This is the only photo we have of him in uniform.

(https://i.imgur.com/f27JWu7.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on September 18, 2017, 07:48:40 pm
My grandfather, John Gaberial Smith (standing) was in the Spanish American War.  This is the only photo we have of him in uniform.
Kewl.

Slim
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: JimBob on November 17, 2017, 04:25:39 pm
Good sale price on Emerson's book thru mid January -

http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/349/encyclopedia%20of%20united%20states%20army%20insignia%20and%20uniforms
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Cowtown Scout on November 17, 2017, 07:50:06 pm
Good sale price on Emerson's book thru mid January -

http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/349/encyclopedia%20of%20united%20states%20army%20insignia%20and%20uniforms

That's a Great book and the special price is a Steal!!!!
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: 1961MJS on November 17, 2017, 10:35:14 pm
Dammit, I was trying to quit buying so many books, now I got that one, the Spanish American War Cavalry book in the 4 book series, and a few more.

 :'( :'( :'(

Jeez

Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: 38OVI on January 03, 2018, 10:07:29 am
Just over $30 with shipping.  Sale ENDS JANUARY 10!
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: 1961MJS on July 18, 2018, 01:07:57 pm
My grandfather, John Gaberial Smith (standing) was in the Spanish American War.  This is the only photo we have of him in uniform.

Dang, I wish WPG would start selling that uniform.  Quartermaster Shop's version is kind of high for a 48 Long, but those look good.

Later
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Pitspitr on July 18, 2018, 01:47:03 pm
Dang, I wish WPG would start selling that uniform.  Quartermaster Shop's version is kind of high for a 48 Long, but those look good.
Have you checked with Coon Creek?
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: 1961MJS on July 18, 2018, 09:50:06 pm
Have you checked with Coon Creek?

Nope, but I remember that they do things that aren't on their website.  I'll work that later in the year, I just got a Schofield.

Good idea though.
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: Pitspitr on July 19, 2018, 05:24:15 am
The uniform in the picture looks like the Enlisted M-1899 to me. Col. Drydock got his officer's M-1899 from Coon Creek IIRC.
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: 1961MJS on June 11, 2019, 07:05:02 pm
Wow, I finally enlarged the picture from Dutch Al.  A LOT of those guys are wearing the 1896 British Tunic with the Standing Collar.  I might have to try that one.

Later
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: smoke on June 13, 2019, 09:14:11 pm
I wash my wool shirt in the machine with lots of fabric softener on the gentle cycle, then line dry and stretch it as it dries.

I received this 1899 photo from Dutch Al.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/tIpgH7.jpg)

That is an interesting mix of uniforms!  A lot of British 1896, some US 1899 but also a couple of 5 button tunics with lower pockets on them.  The Brits also did blouse/tunic with lower pockets only on it.  I wonder if those are from the Brits also.
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: pony express on June 13, 2019, 09:25:24 pm
That is an interesting mix of uniforms!  A lot of British 1896, some US 1899 but also a couple of 5 button tunics with lower pockets on them.  The Brits also did blouse/tunic with lower pockets only on it.  I wonder if those are from the Brits also.
I don't know about the British, but the Germans had a khaki tunic for the Seebattalion that only had lower pockets.
Title: Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
Post by: smoke on June 13, 2019, 10:51:00 pm
I don't know about the British, but the Germans had a khaki tunic for the Seebattalion that only had lower pockets.

The Brits had a few different patterns during the ABW.  I think Rattlesnake Jack posted did a thread on them at one point.