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1870's naval reference books
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:33:10 pm »
Could someone please tell me what the best reference books in the US Navy in the 1870's are. I'd like uniform and accouterments reference. Thanks in advance
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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 09:32:55 pm »
The Grand Army of the Frontier website has some uniform regulations as a start.  If they work at all, What Price Glory now has some Navy uniforms.  Drydock will probably have a lot more suggestions.
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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 08:20:01 am »
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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 02:54:20 pm »
You do realize that if you keep doing sailor stuff, "that name" is never going to go away?!  All kidding aside, love to see someone portraying sailors of our period.
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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 08:08:51 pm »
This is all I have:

www.quarterdeck.org/uniforms/uniforms.htm

The earliest the have on their site is 1897 regulations. The links to the Navy Historical Center don't seem to work.

Looking at the 1897 regs, the uniform is quite different than the one WPG has, which is probably the 1917 version, but it's similar to the 1913.


The uniform I wore for Expansion Era is the 1913 one used at Vera Cruz, the only version that didn't have the large square collar flap on the undress whites.

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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 08:43:31 pm »
I'm guessing that the regs didn't change in the 70's from the 64 regulations. I want to do an officer impression in the 1870's and although I have the 64 regs to go by I would still like some reference books
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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 11:50:00 pm »
You do realize that if you keep doing sailor stuff, "that name" is never going to go away?!  All kidding aside, love to see someone portraying sailors of our period.
   

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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 03:48:42 am »
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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 06:27:13 am »
Thanks Drydock
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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 08:47:35 pm »
recently discovered, excellent movie, sailor and marine uniforms.  1915

https://www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/u-s-navy-documentary-1915?#
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Re: 1870's naval reference books
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 01:29:03 pm »
Todd's, "Military Equipage 1851-1872", in the three Vol. set' offers in vol. 3 some very good information on Naval Uniforms up to that point in time.
Little attention was given in Nav. Reg. to enlisted uniform regulations until 1866. By tis time, the Naval service was being down sized.
CSN Uniform Reg. published in March of 1862 offers some limited description of enlisted Uniforms based on the 1851 USN Reg. Changing the color of the Uniform from blue to gray.
It is important to note here that during these early time periods, most sailors made their own uniforms from stores aboard the ship, and that most ship Captains regulated the uniform of the day.
British Naval Uniform History of these early years may not be a bad place to check?
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