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    Saw these on Craigslist

    Thought one of you might be interested. http://albany.craigslist.org/clo/2066594494.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob C. View Post
    Thought one of you might be interested. http://albany.craigslist.org/clo/2066594494.html
    Damn' good price, too...!
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    That uniform is almost completely incorrect. The only thing that is close to what the 79th New York wore is the full hose. Literally nothing else is worth a single dollar.

    79th never wore leggings, spats with their uniform from 1859-1872
    79th never wore plaids or even broches for that matter.
    The tartan used is wrong
    The original sporrans had 3 tassles, not 4 and fallowed a different cantle pattern.
    I could go on, but I think I have made my point.

    Ah! I re-read this. Sorry to sound so harsh and judgmental.
    Last edited by 79thReproductions; 25th November 10 at 10:59 PM.
    "I believe that . . . the next generation will be better when they hear the story of the present. And another generation still, when the dimness of time shall have enhanced the romance, will dearly love to hear the tale of the Great Rebellion . . . ."
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    Oh, dear! Not such a bargain after all.

    One could make the guy an offer and use it as a Halloween costume...!
    Brian

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    I wondered about the epaulets on what was supposed to be an enlisted man's uniform. That was before I saw the post detailing the inaccuracies. No wonder why the whole thing was on sale for less than a new kilt.

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    Oh! I missed the plaid...Nice. Nice touch.

    Anywho. The pre-war militia's enlisted soldiers wore Horstmann Scales and plates with red fringe for Privates and Corporals, yellow fringe for Sergeants of any grade. (1st Sgt, QMSgt. Sgt. Maj. ect)


    1859-1872 These are original 79th Private's/Corporal's scales from the militia. The fringe is sewn to the plates which detach for convenience.




    1872-1876 and beyond. Worn by all enlisted.




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    Antebellum US Regulars also wore shoulder scales (without the fringe):

    http://howardlanham.tripod.com/link25.htm

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    Really interesting gents...

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