Early in the War, the Government realized it had a sizeable amount of men that because of wounds or other infirmities were unfit for combat service. Initially called the Invalid Corps, many men who had recovered from their wounds served out their enlistments doing less strenuous work for the Army in the Veteran's Reserve Corps. In many cases, this would be guarding prisoners, clerical duties, etc. Jackets in Sky Blue wool with dark blue lace were issued to enlisted men.
Our jacket is natural cotton lined and includes the buttons, but not sewn on. Order the standard sky blue Trousers with appropriate rank trim if needed. When re-assigned to the VRC, a soldier would keep the same rank he had when serving with his combat arms unit.
All Veteran's Reserve Jackets are Custom Order. Because custom orders are not returnable, please visit our measurement page, and submit your measurements.
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