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49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Uniform

Contributed by Judy Landauer

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To read letters from Burt O Mullin of the 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Co. C,  click here
49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Company Histories and Officer Biographies (click on the following):

Company A ||| Company B ||| Company C ||| Company D |||  Company E  ||| Company F ||| Company G
Company H  ||| Company I |||  Company K ||| Company L ||| Company M |||  Regimental Band


Below is are some views of the uniform that belonged to Arthur Leon Bruner, a musician in the 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

This uniform consisted of the standard model 1883 four button sack coat. The shirt is believed to have been worn with the sack coat. The bottom photo shows the standard mess kit of the time, minus a knife and fork.

Sack Coat from the 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry

Shirt from the 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry

Mess kit of the 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry


Field, Ron, Spanish-American War 1898. (Washington: Brasseys Inc., 1998).

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