PETER TAIT CONTRACT JACKET- (Probable issue period Summer of 1864 through end of War).
Although similar to the Richmond Depot style and most probably issued from that Depot, Tait Jackets were imported from the firm of Peter Tait in Limerick, Ireland and have some unique features. Made with 21oz Tait Grey Kersey wool, the jackets all feature a five piece body, 2 piece sleeves and 8 button front. They are lined with linen and have an inside left breast pocket. Each Tait jacket listed below has the specific collar shape that was used on that particular style jacket. The square front and distinctive double right side stitching and natural colored buttonhole thread are featured.
Several different versions of Tait jackets have been found to date possibly indicating different manufacturing locations in Ireland.
All our reproduction Tait jackets are exclusively available in our Tait Dark Bluish Grey wool (color #176) as seen in original Tait jackets. Rank Stripes can be added to the sleeves of any jacket during manufacture. Place the order for stripes thru the US Army chevrons page and click "sew on stripes" on the rank trim box below.
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All Tait Jackets are custom made for each order. Please allow 5-6 week delivery. Because custom orders are not returnable, please visit our measurement page, and submit your measurements when you order.