Broadcloth, 100% wool, 54" wide, 26 oz.,
Deep Indigo Blue could also be called Federal Blue since it was used on Federal period US Army uniform coats and trousers from 1806 up to the 1840s. Royal Artillery samples from early to mid 19th century match this blue as well. This shade was likely used by many Continental units with blue regimental coats prior to the 1778 French contracts. Deep indigo blue was also used on coats worn by famous revolutionary leaders such as Peter Gansevoort and Matthew Tilghman and was very common for civilian outer garments. For example advertised in The Newport Mercury of 1781 "DESERTED . . . [a militia man] who inlisted himself as a soldier to serve in the Continetal service, in Colonel Green's regiment for three years or during the war . . . carried with him a blue great coat, much wore." This was taken from Sweet, John Wood. Runaways, Deserters, and Notorious Villains . . . Picton Press, Rockport, ME 2001. Navy blue linen thread for hand sewing matches this fabric best. For sewing button holes try navy blue silk button hole twist or quilter's thread.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 06 November, 2010.