This example is for the standard ‘oil-cloth’ or ‘tarred’ infantry blanket that was issued to both Union and Confederate troops during the American Civil War. Cheaper and easier to make than the less common gum/rubber blanket, these were high in demand to the infantryman as a ground cover, water-proof tarp or, when cut into smaller pieces, for a myriad of uses. This is our economical import version, but its a great reproduction of 1850s painted blankets. Made of correct-weight canvas material with oiled waterproofing on one side with sewn edges and no grommets. Measures approximately 69″ x 46″.
A great economy piece that will last for years if taken care of! We highly recommend hanging it up to dry after rainy conditions to prevent mildew and the material sticking together. Imported.