: I sent your message around and here are the
: "One thing to consider is that Texas
: was a poor state when entering the union in
: 1846. There was some uniforms from the
: Republic era that were purchased by the
: state but as in most cases such fancy
: uniforms were purchased by the owner thus
: some pretty God awful uniforms were created.
: Not knowing exactly what the buttons on this
: uniform looks like it is hard to say it was
: from the days of the Republic. If newer
: (1860's) I still would guess it was a
: private purchase by someone of means for a
: home town militia. I do not believe it to be
: a band uniform as most always they were of
: bright red material so they would stand out
: on the field of battle."
: "The most telling identification detail
: about the coat is probably the back mark of
: the buttons, which is not clearly/completely
: visable. Speculation: the coat looks like
: something from a Texas wild west show."
: So Neal...can you get a better view of the
: front of the buttons and look to see if
: there is anything on the back of the button?
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