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#032: 1804 U.S. Army Issue Artillery Coat $33.00 (US dollars)

This shell pattern may be used for military patterns circa 1796-1809. This includes patterns for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebrations. The pattern is based on U.S. Army correspondence between 1803-1805 from the National Archives as well as garments and drafting systems.

The pattern contains historical notes by Robert G. Stone describing the 1804 artillery coat as well as how to adapt the pattern for use in making a Lewis and Clark private's coat.

The pattern also contains illustrated instructions for hand stitches that are typical of early 19th century tailoring. Saundra Ros Altman has written and illustrated the sewing and fitting instructions.

This pattern is available in army issue sizes 1 [35], 2 [37] and 3 [39] and modern sizes 4 [41], 5 [43], 6 [45], 7 [47], 8 [49], 9 [50], 10 [52], 11 [54], and 12 [56]. Of 54 inch wool cloth: Sizes 1 through 3 require 2 Yds.; 4 through 6 require 2-1/4 Yds.; 7 and 8 require 2-3/4 Yds.;
9 through 12 require 3-1/8 Yds.

Fabric Suppliers: Historical Costume Services. Henry Cooke at: . Thread, fabric, & tape: Wm. Booth Draper, 12119 Bigelow Ave., Hebron, IL 60034,


Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Michael Haynes, Co-author of Tailor Made, Trail Worn-Army Life, Clothing, & Weapons of the Corps of Discovery for the art which appears on this page and the pattern cover. Visit Michael Hayes at To order the book call (800) 821-3874 or go to Thanks also to Stephen Osman and William Brown III for sharing all their research, Bob Moore and Mike Haynes for their generous support, Fritz and Kathleen Kannik, Henry Cooke IV, James Kochan, Edward Maeder at Historic Deerfield, Shelly Foote at the NMAH, Kristina Haugland at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rob Lukens at the Chester County Historical Society, Jan Livingston at the Wayne County Historical Museum and all the people who patiently tried on test muslins for fit.

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