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Uniforms of Cadets
at Virginia Military and Agricultural College


In 1883 a change in uniform was made from a hip-length gray coat to a West Point pattern gray coatee. It proved to be a popular style for the enlisted grades who wore it and was not replaced until 1931 . The coatee had two outside rows of large gold VAMC buttons on the breast, which curved inward toward the collar. Another change was in head gear. Instead of gray felt, spiked helmets, black kepi hats were worn, ornamented with gold braid for cadet commissioned officers.

Watercolor by Floyd Richard Vranian.

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Liz Ackermann,
July 24, 1996