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The uniform coat is one of the most iconic items of the Union soldier's uniform, and like all the other parts of their uniforms, these coats were made by contracts and government depots alike. The firm of James Boylan was one of the larger producers of U.S. Army uniform coats during the war, and several of his coats, made at different times during the war, have survived to the present day.


Our reproduction of the James Boylan uniform coats is made the same high quality dark blue broadcloth as our other frocks, and features a black linen chest lining that is backed by cotton batting and cotton drill. This coat is mostly machine sewn, but also have extensive handsewing work just the originals do. One of the most attractive features of the Boylan coats is their unique zig-zag quilting pattern in the lining, which we have incorporated into our reproduction.


As with out other frock coats, once you place your order we will be in touch with you to gather all the necessary measurements to ensure a proper fitting uniform coat. These garments are very complex, and fitting them properly makes all the difference in how you look wearing your new coat.




To ensure a proper fit, we request that you get accurate measurements using a tape measure or the strip of cloth and yardstick method detail on the FAQ page. Without an accurate measurement, we cannot ensure that your garment will fit they way it is intended to.


If you are taller than 5'9", please let us know that you will need a longer length jacket.


For sizes larger than 48, there is an additional $25 added to the item.

James Boylan Contract Uniform Coat

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