Three (3) Coatee Special
For a limited time, buy one each of our three War of 1812 Coatees and save $150.00.
You get one 1810 Pattern, one 1812 Pattern, and one 1813 Pattern US Infantry Coatee in your choice of sizes from 38-52. All coatees need not be the same size. (You may select whatever mix of sizes you desire.)
Shipping and insurance is $27 to all locations in the lower 48. This amount will not appear on your online receipt, but will be added to your total. Please inquire for international shipping. Ga residents must pay sales tax.
As was the fashion of the period, all of our coatees are meant to be somewhat tighter fitting than modern apparel. We typically recommend that one select a coatee which is one (1) size larger than the wearer's normal coat size. (Ex: If one normally wears a size 40 sport coat or jacket, then we recommend purchasing a size 42.)
If you are uncertain of your size: Measure with a tape around the chest underneath the arms, with the arms hanging at your side. Take this measurement in inches (Ex: 40 inches), and go up to the next size (Size 42).
US Pattern 1813 Infantry Coatee
In May of 1813, a new uniform coatee was adopted for infantry and artillery. The regulations called for the new coatees to be constructed of all blue - absent the red collar and cuffs, and white turnbacks. White taping was to be applied only to the collar, epaulets, and diamonds. According to one historian, “The uniforms of the infantry and artillery now became one of the most sober to be found in the armies of the Napoleonic period.”
The 1813 pattern coatees would remain the standard uniform for the remainder of the War of 1812 and, in fact, would not be replaced until the the early 1820’s.
Our reproduction 1813 Coatee is true to the original in form and appearance. The body is made of high quality blue wool with a wool and cotton lining. The trim is correct white, worsted wool lace. The pewter buttons are the eagle over oval style. It has a period cut with high waist, tall collar, and long sleeves.
Our 1813 Infantry Coatee also provides an excellent foundation for the creation of other War of 1812 period uniforms. It can be easily altered to create an authentic Officers, Artillery, or Light Artillery coatee by swapping out the white trim for another color/style. It would also be possible to reproduce a number of different militia uniforms by altering the coatee's trim, adding cut-aways, taping, etc.
US Pattern 1812 Infantry Coatee
As worn during the the War of 1812, the Red Stick War, etc.
In 1812, the US Army adopted new uniforms. Infantry enlisted men were to wear a dark blue coatee, with red collar and cuffs, white turn backs, and having ten rows of white lace on the front. The front was to have a button closure (as opposed to the hook and eyes used on the 1810 Pattern coatees.) Likewise, the collar, cuffs, and pockets were trimmed in white lace.
In addition to US Regulars, many militia units also drew Federal uniforms and would have been partially or completely attired in 1812 Pattern dress.
In early 1813, the army decided that new uniforms on the 1812 Pattern should be made absent the white lace except for the collar. Also, some units began to be issued coatees without the lace attached so that they could install it in a fashion in compliance with the latest regulations or at the discretion of their officers. For this reason, there appear to have been some discrepancies in the amount of trim applied to the coatees late in their production.
Our reproduction 1812 Coatee is true to the original in form and appearance. The body is made of high quality blue and red wool with a wool and cotton lining. The trim is correct white, worsted wool lace. The pewter buttons are the eagle over oval style. It has a period cut with high waist, tall collar, and long sleeves.
Our 1812 Coatee also comes fully trimmed. Taping can be removed by the customer should a late-issue look be desired.
US Pattern 1810 Infantry Coatee
As worn during the Battle of Tippecanoe, the War of 1812, the Red Stick War, etc.
In 1810, the US Army adopted a new uniform designed to be more French in appearance. This uniform coatee was of a dark blue wool, fastened at the front with a series of hooks and eyes, and having a red collar, cuffs, and turn backs. The coatee was further trimmed with two rows of ten buttons, set one row on each side of the breast, and connected by round profile white cording 'in imitation of buttonholes.' The cuffs and skirts were further trimmed in four rows of buttons with cording set in herringbone (or 'V') fashion. Additionally, the collar also had two buttons with false buttonholes.
It was not until the spring of 1812 that a new pattern coatee was adopted. Even so, plenty of the 1810 pattern uniforms were still on hand and continued to be issued and worn until supplies were exhausted. In the Southern Department, the 1812 regulations were not even announced until early in 1813. Some US forces in the Mississippi Territory fighting the Creek Indians were still wearing the 1810 uniforms in 1813 and 1814.
Our reproduction 1810 Coatee is true to the original in form and appearance. The body is made of high quality blue and red wool with a wool and cotton lining. The trim is correct white, round, worsted wool cording. The pewter buttons are the eagle over oval style. It has a period cut with high waist, tall collar, and long sleeves.