Federal Enlisted Overcoat by N.J. Sekela
Worn over his uniform during the cold months, Union soldiers were issued a greatcoat from the Quartermaster whereas Confederates usually recovered discarded coats along the road (from marching federals during the warmer months) or from captured depots. As per the U.S. Army regulations, "1568. All other Enlisted Men [not Mounted]--of sky-blue cloth; stand-up collar; single-breasted; cape to reach down to the elbows when the arm is extended, and to button all the way up; buttons " Sekela's coat is made to exacting standards of heavy weight wool and lined in red wool. Extensively hand finished interior, all seams are hand serged to prevent fraying. Cape hem is hand finished, and bottom hem is double rolled and topstiched.