Military Coat
Military Coat
Military Coat
Military Coat
Military Coat
Military Coat
Military Coat
Military Coat
Military Coat
Military Coat
Military Coat

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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Uniforms ➔ Military Coat

This coat is part of a service uniform from the National Guard of the United States which is a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces. It was worn by Charles S. Poulson when he was serving in Pennsylvania or New Jersey in 1904. 

This coat is made of khaki cotton drill and is accompanied by campaign hat number 145964.2, leggings number 145964.3, leggings number 145964.4, and cartridge belt number 145964.5. It has brass buttons with the United States Army insignia down the center front. There were two patches in the lower left pocket that represent the rank of Sergeant. This coat also had a paper in the upper left pocket that read "One Hundred". 
circa 1904
Cotton Drill
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Mrs. Louis Cole

Cole, Mrs. Louis

Charles S. Poulson
Charles S. Poulson served in the National Guard in 1904 in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey. 

National Guard of the United States
The National Guard of the United States is a military reserve that specializes in maintaining well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and to provide assistance during national emergencies. The National Guard was established in 1636 when ordinary citizens formed militias to defend against hostile attacks making it the country's oldest military branch.The National Guard is composed of military members or units of each state and the territories of the Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Colombia. The National Guard is a part of the United States Armed Forces, the Militia of the United States, the United States Army, the United States Air Force and the United States Department of Defense; all of which are under the dual control of the state and the federal government. Each enlisted soldier and airman holds membership in both the National Guard of his or her state and in the U.S. Army or the U.S. Air Force. The National Guard today continues to accomplish each mission through providing emergency-relief, aid, and protection in order to preserve peace and public safety in and outside of the United States. 

United States Army
The United States Army is a service branch of the United States Armed Forces that specializes in ground-based offensive and defensive warfare. The mission of the United States Army is to fight and win our Nation's wars,  by providing prompt, sustained, land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders.The United States Army we know today has roots that can be traced back to the Continental Army which was formed in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. After the War, The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army in 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army is the largest military branch of the armed forces in which participates in disputes worldwide today through preserving peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States.
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