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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #21 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?
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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #25 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.


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.
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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2019, 04:06:39 pm »
I acquired my Marine Corps summer shipboard uniform using Brassey's.
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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2019, 08:05:15 pm »
I don't know about the British, but the Germans had a khaki tunic for the Seebattalion that only had lower pockets.

The issue enlisted uniform only had lower pockets.  The Officers had their uniforms made and were authorized a breast pocket.
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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
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Re: Best Spanish American War Uniform Reference
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2020, 04:28:59 pm »
Hi

The guy on the front row, right side (from our view) appears to be wearing his Navy blue shirt under his uniform with the collar folder over the khaki uniform blouse.  I haven't seen that done since the 1980's on Banana Republic shirts.  Is this how it's supposed to be?

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