Events by EventfulMilitary Uniform from the Permanent Collection
The exhibition will comprise artifacts from the Mexican War through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The earliest specimen in the collection is a U.S. Model 1846 Mounted Rifles Shell Jacket (circa 1846-1851). Adopted for use by U.S. Dragoons in 1833 this type jacket later used in the Mexican War in 1846 when the Mounted Rifles were authorized. Both branches were re-designated "Cavalry" in 1861. A home-made Confederate vest and Union artillery jacket will represent the Civil War. A "sack coat" and dress coat of the type worn by Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Elliott after the Red River War will be included.