Scarce American War of 1812 Uniform and Bicorn Hat
Nicely presented in a shadowbox frame under non-glare plexiglass. American-made officers bicorn in beaver skin with grosgrain trim and silk lining marked "Schuyler, Hart & Ingraham, 9 Maiden Lane, New York". American War of 1812 Officers Jacket: Possibly from a Rhode Island regiment. Brown velvet jacket with red collar and cuffs, gold-tone buttons, and gold-colored trim and embellishments. Marked in ink inside jacket near collar ''J. De Wolf''. At the end of the Revolutionary War, blue coats with red facings were ordered for all troops. This blue and red color scheme was maintained in all Army regulations issued up to and including a February 1812 order, which called for a blue "coatee" with red collar and cuffs. In the early part of the War, however, due to a shortage of blue cloth, coats were also made in drab, black, brown and gray. Despite the varied colors, these coats typically had regulation red collars and cuffs.