E Museum

Item: Uniform coat, wool, model 1875

Number: 135

Description: This is a custom tailored forty button tunic commonly called the "Will Rogers" uniform. It was issued to Kemper Cadet H.B. Rollins in 1882 and is based on the Virginia Military Institute style of uniform. The jacket has undergone restoration under the care of Echo Company and is shown here with the original issue aiguillette for staff officers. The cap is not correct to the period but was included to provide artistic dimension. The coat bears no maker marks but is fully lined and padded. Although not shown, the trousers accompany this uniform.

Donor: Richard Bruning, Lincoln, Nebraska