American militia uniform––coat and waistcoat. Circa 1820s-1850. Patterned after a Revolutionary War period design, which was adopted by volunteer militia units throughout the United States. The clothing came down through the Porter family––moving from Pennsylvania to Iowa, to South Carolina (bringing us from the early 1800s to 2013).
All hand sewn. All parts period to the dates mentioned above. No insignia or maker’s mark on any of the buttons. One button missing on the left sleeve of the coat; five buttons missing on the vest. Period tears and repairs.