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U.S. Marine in Full Dress (blue trousers), The American Civil War—single figure

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U.S. Marine in Full Dress, The American Civil War—single figure

The full dress for enlisted Marines consisted of a dark blue, double breasted frock coat, with two rows of Marine buttons.  The high standing collar bore two loops of yellow worsted lace, with a small Marine button at the end of each.  The collar was edged all around with scarlet trim.  The two loop cuff flaps and pockets in the rear skirts were also trimmed with scarlet.  Brass epaulettes were fixed to each shoulder.  Sky blue trousers were worn in cold weather, and white linen in summer.

Headgear was a dark blue cap patterned after the French Kepi.