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A Guide to 19th Century Citadel Uniforms

This guide seeks to serve as a source of information on Citadel uniforms from the founding of the institution in 1843 to 1900.

1890 Regulations

Unfortunately, we only have the 1890 Regulations for this decade and there were no changes from the 1887 Regulations.

Photographs

G. W. Allison, Class of 1890

Cadet Allison was a member of the Class of 1890 and hailed from Lancaster County. After leaving The Citadel, Allison became a lawyer in San Francisco, California. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

 

J. C. Bailey, Class of 1890

Cadet Bailey was a member of the Class of 1890 and hailed from Greenville County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "A" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Bailey became a minister in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

John Ball, Class of 1890

Cadet Ball was a member of the Class of 1890 and hailed from Berkeley County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Ball worked for a construction company in Jacksonville, Florida. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

H. A. DeLorme, Class of 1890

Cadet DeLorme was a member of the Class of 1890 and hailed from Darlington County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "B" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, DeLorme became a physician. In this photograph, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

A. L. Humphreys, Class of 1890

Cadet Humphreys was a member of the Class of 1890 and hailed from Anderson County. He served as a Cadet Captain for Company "B" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Humphreys became a lawyer in Live Oak, Florida. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee and Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

C. E. King, Class of 1890

Cadet King was a member of the Class of 1890 and hailed from Darlington County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "D" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, King became a physician in Mayesville, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers, Dress Hat and Sword Belt.

Cadets, 1890

E. M. Blythe, Class of 1891

Cadet Blythe was a member of the Class of 1891 and hailed from Greenville County. He served as a Cadet Captain for Company "D" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Blythe enlisted with the National Guard before becoming a lawyer in Greenville, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

A. M. Brailsford, Class of 1891

Cadet Brailsford was a member of the Class of 1891 and hailed from Orangeburg County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "A" while at The Citadel. However, he became sick and was absent from the final examination. He had to pass a satisfactory examination the following year in order to receive his diploma. After leaving The Citadel, Brailsford became a Major in the U.S.A. Medical Corps. In this photograph, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

J. E. Frost, Class of 1891

Cadet Frost was a member of the Class of 1891 and hailed from Richland County. He served as a Cadet Captain for Company "A" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Frost enlisted with the United States Volunteers before becoming a cotton broker in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

W. C. Humphreys, Class of 1891

Cadet Humphreys was a member of the Class of 1891 and hailed from Anderson County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "B" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Humphreys worked for the Etiwan Fertilizer Company in Charleston, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers, Dress Hat and Sword Belt.

Cadet Officers, 1891

Cadets, 1891

Cadets, 1891

B. W. Andrews, Class of 1892

Cadet Andrews was a member of the Class of 1892 and hailed from Orangeburg County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "D" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Platt worked for the Government Law Service in Washington, D.C. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

J. G. Beckwith, Class of 1892

Cadet Beckwith was a member of the Class of 1892 and hailed from Orangeburg County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Platt became a minister but passed away in 1907. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee and Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

David Huguenin, Class of 1892

Cadet Huguenin was a member of the Class of 1892 and hailed from Charleston County. He served as Cadet Adjutant while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Huguenin worked for the Equitable Fire Insurance Company in Charleston. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers and Dress Hat. He  is also carrying his Sword with a Sword Belt Plate (U. S. Army Regulation).

A. S. Manning, Class of 1892

Cadet Manning was a member of the Class of 1892 and hailed from Marion County. After leaving The Citadel, Manning worked for Liberty National Bank in Columbia, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee and Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

A. S. Salley, Class of 1892

Cadet Salley was a member of the Class of 1892 and hailed from Orangeburg County. After leaving The Citadel, Salley worked as a Secretary and Librarian for the S.C. Historical Commission in Columbia, S.C. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee and Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

A. S. Thomas, Class of 1892

Cadet Thomas was a member of the Class of 1892 and hailed from Richland County. He served as a Cadet Captain for Company "B" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Platt became a minister in Charleston. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

J. E. Earle, Class of 1893

Cadet Earle was a member of the Class of 1893 and hailed from Greenville County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "A" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Earle became a lawyer for the railroad commission. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

G. Shanklin, Class of 1893

Cadet Shanklin was a member of the Class of 1893 and hailed from Oconee County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "B" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Shanklin became a Professor of Mathematics at Clemson College. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

W. A. Stribling, Class of 1893

Cadet Stribling was a member of the Class of 1893 and hailed from Spartanburg County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "A" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Stribling worked for Cameron Mills in Kannapolis, North Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

J. P. Thomas, Class of 1893

Cadet Thomas was a member of the Class of 1893 and hailed from Union County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "B" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Thomas worked for the Cameron & Barkley Company in Charleston as well as serving as a member of the Board of Visitors. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, with added epaulettes.

Cadet Officers, Class of 1894

T. C. Stevenson, Class of 1894

Cadet Stevenson was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Chester County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Stevenson became a civil engineer in Charleston, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers, Dress Hat and Sword Belt.

J. G. Johnston, Class of 1894

Cadet Johnston was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Newberry County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Johnston became a physician in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers, Dress Hat and Sword Belt.

T. E. L. Lipsey, Class of 1894

Cadet Lipsey was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Chester County. He served as a Cadet Captain for Company "A" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Lipsey became a civil engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers, Dress Hat and Sword Belt.

E. L. McIntosh, Class of 1894

Cadet McIntosh was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Newberry County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant for Company "A" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, McIntosh became a bookkeeper in Ocala, Florida. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

Richard H. McMaster, Class of 1894

Cadet McMaster was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Fairfield County. After leaving The Citadel, McMaster became a Colonel in the U.S. Army. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

Preston J. Peterkin, Class of 1894

Cadet Peterkin was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Orangeburg County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, McMaster worked as a farmer in Fort Motte, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

James E. Peurifoy, Class of 1894

Cadet Peurifoy was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Edgefield County. After leaving The Citadel, Peurifoy became a circuit judge in Walterboro, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

George M. Stackhouse, Class of 1894

Cadet Stackhouse was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Marlboro County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant and Quartermaster while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Stackhouse enlisted in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

Theodore C. Stone, Class of 1894

Cadet Stone was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Greenville County. After leaving The Citadel, Stone became a Major in the Medical Corps before practicing as a physician in Aiken, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

J. T. West, Class of 1894

Cadet West was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Greenville County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "A" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, West worked for the Cotton Oil Mill in Belton, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers, Dress Hat and Sword Belt.

William P. Witsell, Class of 1894

Cadet Witsell was a member of the Class of 1894 and hailed from Colleton County. After leaving The Citadel, Witsell became a minister in Waco, Texas. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee and Forage Cap.

Class of 1895

 

Cadets, Class of 1895

These three Cadets are wearing their Uniform Coatees, White Summer Trousers and have their Forage Caps on the column.

 

James B. Allison, Class of 1895

Cadet Allison was a member of the Class of 1895 and hailed from York County. He served as a Cadet Captain in Company "A" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Allison served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers, Dress Hat and Sword Belt and Sash.

Henry W. DeSaussure, Class of 1895

Cadet DeSaussure would have been a member of the Class of 1895 but he was suspended and dismissed from The Citadel in 1894. He hailed from Charleston County. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

Charleigh T. Dowling, Class of 1895

Cadet Dowling was a member of the Class of 1895 and hailed from Orangeburg County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Dowling became a banker and dentist in Norway, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

Carlos I. Green, Class of 1895

Cadet Green was a member of the Class of 1895 and hailed from Orangeburg County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "A" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Green served as a physician in Orangeburg, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee and Winter Trousers.

Abram Levy, Class of 1895

Cadet Levy was a member of the Class of 1895 and hailed from Augusta, Georgia. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "B" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Levy served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. National Guard. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers, Dress Hat and Sword Belt. He is also wearing white Gloves.

Chris Matheson, Class of 1895

Cadet Matheson was a member of the Class of 1895 and hailed from Gainesville, Florida. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant and Adjutant while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Matheson became a minister in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

James E. Minter, Class of 1895

Cadet Minter was a member of the Class of 1895 and hailed from Laurens County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Minter became a merchant and farmer in Sedalia, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

Samuel L. Reaves, Class of 1895

Cadet Reaves was a member of the Class of 1895 and hailed from Marion County. He served as a Cadet Captain in Company "B" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Reaves became a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers, Dress Hat and Sword Belt and Sash.

Encampment at Camp Kershaw, Camden, S.C., 1895

These Cadets are wearing their Summer Fatigue Jackets, Summer Trousers and Helmets.

"Pet" Company at Encampment, Camp Kershaw, Camden, S.C., 1895

Some very interesting uniforms!

Class of 1896

 

T. W. Carmichael, Class of 1896

Cadet Carmichael was a member of the Class of 1896 and hailed from Marion County. He served as a Cadet Captain in Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Carmichael became a physician in Rowland, North Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

Frank K. Holman, Class of 1896

Cadet Holman was a member of the Class of 1896 and hailed from Sumter County. He served as a Cadet Captain in Company "B" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Holman became a physician in Sumter, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

A. H. Marchant, Class of 1896

Cadet Marchant  was a member of the Class of 1896 and hailed from Orangeburg County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant and Adjutant while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Carmichael became a merchant in Orangeburg, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

Christmas Hop Committee, 1897

 

J. D. Dial, Class of 1897

Cadet Dial was a member of the Class of 1897 and hailed from Richland County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant and Adjutant while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Dial lived in Columbia, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

Edgar C. Horton, Class of 1897

Cadet Horton was a member of the Class of 1897 and hailed from Aiken County. He served as a Cadet Lieutenant and Quartermaster while at The Citadel. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers and Forage Cap.

Roy Terrell and A. M. Deal, Class of 1897

Cadets Terrell and Deal were members of the Class of 1897 and hailed from Dallas, Texas and Cherokee County, respectively. Cadet Terrell served as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "B" and Cadet Deal as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Terrell moved to New Orleans, Louisiana while Deal became a lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina. In this cabinet card, they are wearing their Uniform Coatees.

B. J. Tillman, Class of 1897

Cadet Tillman was a member of the Class of 1897 and hailed from Edgefield County. He served as a Cadet Captain in Company "C" while at The Citadel. After leaving The Citadel, Tillman served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

Class of 1898

 

E. Norton Beaty, Class of 1898

Cadet Beaty was a member of the Class of 1898 and hailed from Georgetown County. Beaty took part in the cadet rebellion of 1898 and hence, was dismissed and did not graduate. Before his dismissal, he served as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "B" while at The Citadel. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

C. A. Carson, Class of 1898

Cadet Carson was a member of the Class of 1898 and hailed from Greenville County. Carson took part in the cadet rebellion of 1898 and hence, was dismissed and did not graduate. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

G. R. Champlain, Class of 1898

Cadet Champlain was a member of the Class of 1898 and hailed from Duval, Florida. Champlain took part in the cadet rebellion of 1898 and hence, was dismissed and did not graduate. Before his dismissal, he served as a Cadet Captain in Company "A" while at The Citadel. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers and Forage Cap.

John E. Langley, Class of 1898

Cadet Langley was a member of the Class of 1898 and hailed from Charleston County. Langley took part in the cadet rebellion of 1898 and hence, was dismissed and did not graduate. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

G. H. Ligon, Class of 1898

Cadet Ligon was a member of the Class of 1898 and hailed from Anderson County. Ligon took part in the cadet rebellion of 1898 and hence, was dismissed and did not graduate. Before his dismissal, he served as a Cadet Lieutenant in Company "A" while at The Citadel. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee, Winter Trousers and holding his Forage Cap.

Carroll B. Nance, Class of 1898

Cadet Nance was a member of the Class of 1898 and hailed from Laurens County. Nance took part in the cadet rebellion of 1898 and hence, was dismissed and did not graduate. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.

Louis C. Padgett, Class of 1898

Cadet Padegett was a member of the Class of 1898 and hailed from Colleton County. Padgett took part in the cadet rebellion of 1898 and hence, was dismissed and did not graduate. In this cabinet card, he is wearing his Uniform Coatee.