This is the standard shirt of the Federal soldier in the Civil War. Every soldier most likely would have been issued one of these shirts at sometime during his time in service. The soldiers sometimes called these shirts "insufferable hair shirts" because of the coarseness of the sometimes lacking quality of cloth some of these shirts were made from. Our shirts are completely hand sewn, yes, COMPLETELY hand sewn by our Old Order Amish seamstresses...most done by oil lamp light in the evenings after the farm work is done. Our shirts start as a wool/cotton domet flannel “quartermaster pattern” shirt kit from Wambaugh and White and are made from high quality wool and flannel and are actually not "intolerable" at all and are quite comfortable.
Today in the hobby these shirts are lacking among Federal army living historians, for the mere fact that in order to be authentically produced, they must be COMPLETELY hand sewn. We have that part covered and are making them available again on a consistent basis. You will love your shirt that is authentic in every detail, from start, to finish!
Note - if your size is not in stock at the time of order, a reasonable wait for a completely hand sewn garment will be required. We are attempting to maintain a reasonable stock of these shirts once we determine the need. Thank you!