This is an awesome 1850 to 1890 US Militia uniform tailcoat of the pre-civil war and post civil war (Indian Wars) periods. This uniform conveys a fantastic impression when Civil War epaulettes are attached as in the photos. However the epaulettes are not part of this sale. There is no substantial insect damage although there are period repairs. The silver bullion is worn a bit around the buttons in places and one the eagle/shield emblems has been removed from the left sleeve.The front lower center button has been replaced but when a belt is attached this probably does not show. The other buttons have mostly "Scoville Mfg Co Waterbury" back marks but one on the rear has no back mark and two on the front are a slightly smaller diameter.
The interior collar has been period repaired. The sleeves have been let down.
All in all this uniform makes a unique display piece and is representative of the variety of militia uniforms worn during the period. You are welcome to make a reasonable offer on this uniform.The item "Indian War Period, Possibly Civil War, Militia Tailcoat, Silver Staff Buttons" is in sale since Tuesday, April 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Indian Wars (1866-97)\Original Period Items".
The seller is "christian1111111" and is located in Butte, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.