Texas Uniforms and Peter Tait Uniforms

Just added a few items that I found in early Texas newspapers at http://confederateuniforms.org/conun/earlywaruniforms-tx01.php; of particular interest to me was the Independent Company which appears to have become Co H, 3rd Texas Infanty. Fred Adolphus published a great item on this unit in the “Journal of the Company of Military Historians” and he has recently added a copy to his web site at http://www.adolphusconfederateuniforms.com/books-and-articles.html. , fourth item down.

Fred is also about to publish “Imported Confederate Uniforms of Peter Tait & Co., Limerick, Ireland”, with a release date around the 12 December 2010, this is definitely on my Christmas book list and should be on yours if your are interested in late war imported uniforms. Heres the link http://www.adolphusconfederateuniforms.com/index.html

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5 Responses to Texas Uniforms and Peter Tait Uniforms

  1. EllenV says:

    I just want to send a jolly big “thank you” your way: I’ve been putting together several Confederate officer’s uniforms and my searches led to your site, which soon proved to be an invaluable reference. It was amazing having the Army Regulations right at my fingertips. Amazing work.


  2. EllenV says:

    I’ve got a question. I don’t know if you can help me on this, or not — but I suppose it can’t hurt to ask. :) If you respond by e-mail, that’ll probably work out best.

    For general officers of a specific branch (e.g. artillery), were the coat facings/sash still buff, as specified in the regulations for generals, or were they the color specific to their branch (e.g. red)?

    If they WERE buff, was there any other way of distinguishing between generals of different branches of service, or was this unnecessary?


  3. EllenV says:

    p.s. Thanks for your time, and thanks again for this tremendous site.

  4. David Burt says:

    I would like to announce the new book ‘Supplier to the Confederacy Peter Tait & Co, Limerick’ which is out now. It is the full story of the man and his company and his dealings with the CS Government. This is the correct and true story of the firm. Please follow the link for more details.


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