Navy Traditions and Customs

Uniforms

Tice, Warren K. Uniform Buttons of the United States: Button Makers of the United States, 1776-1865; Button Suppliers to the Confederate States, 1800-1865; Antebellum and Civil War Buttons of U.S. Forces; Confederate Buttons; Uniforms of the Various States, 1776-1865. Gettysburg PA: Thomas Pubs., 1997. [For US Navy see pp. 155-166; US Marines, pp. 170-73; Revenue Marine/Revenue Cutter Service, pp.167-169; Confederate Navy, pp. 236-40; Confederate Marines, p. 241.]

Tily, James C. The Uniforms of the United States Navy. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1964. [excellent survey]

Rankin, Robert H. Uniforms of the Sea Services: A Pictorial History. Annapolis MD: United States Naval Institute, 1962. [excellent survey]