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Federal Issue Domet Flannel Shirt

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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!


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  • 5
    Something Flannel Shirt

    Posted by Troy on 9th Apr 2021

    I had been looking for a quality, hand-stitched shirt for events and presentations... I found it here! I was concerned about fit, but a friendly conversation with the owner and ordered as soon as I got off of the phone. The shirt arrived on time and the fit was exact. These are great folks to work with; I appreciate when people will take time to talk about their products and are willing to ask questions so you end up with exactly what you need. Ordering more from them soon!

  • 5
    Federal issue shirt

    Posted by Brian Shupe on 16th Mar 2021

    Wonderful shirt, recommended for anyone requiring one

  • 5
    Federal Issue Domet Flannel

    Posted by Joshua Coughenour on 22nd Jan 2021

    Loved the way this shirt looks. looks straight out of echoes of Glory. Neck is a little tight for me, but other than that great item. Something every Federal Reenactor should have

  • 5
    Federal Issue Shirt

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Aug 2020

    Excellent Hand stitched issued shirt. Saved me time from stitching up another shirt!

  • 5
    Hand sewn beautiful garment

    Posted by Theodore Wojciechowski on 11th Aug 2020

    Beautiful shirt! All hand stitched, maker marked, very quick turnaround for a hand made shirt, material is excellent, feels just like the shirt in the Smithsonian collection. Thank you South Union Mills for providing a beautiful garment to the Hobby. 1st class customer service always.

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