This piece was manufactured between the Spanish American War and WW1 when each state still had Regiments named to the state and not the federal government. This M1911 Service Coat is in great shape to be over 100 years old. There is very little staining and no holes. There is light pitting on one of the keystone collar pins.The buttons are all state seal buttons made of vegetable ivory. This is the history of the 1st Field Artillery Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard. The regiment traces its lineage to that of Independent Battery F of the American Civil War. During the Battle of Gettysburg a member of the unit, Casper R. Carlisle, earned the Medal of Honor. It was from various sources, including units of the Pennsylvania National Guard which had fought in the Spanish-American War, and served in the Mexican Expedition, that the regiment was formed. The 1st Field Artillery Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard was reorganized and redesignated 11 October 1917 as the 107th Field Artillery and assigned to the 28th Division. Demobilized 21 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey.
Reorganized 16 October 1919 in the Pennsylvania National Guard at Pittsburgh as the 1st Field Artillery. Redesignated 1 April 1921 as the 107th Field Artillery and assigned to the 28th Division; Headquarters federally recognized 22 June 1921 at Pittsburgh. Inducted into federal service 17 February 1941 at home stations.Regiment broken up 17 February 1942 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery disbanded; 2d Battalion as the 229th Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division (1st Battalion as the 107th Field Artillery Battalion and relieved from assignment to the 28th Division-hereafter separate lineage). 229th Field Artillery Battalion inactivated 22 October 1945 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Consolidated 22 October 1946 with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 107th Field Artillery (reconstituted 25 August 1945 in the Pennsylvania National Guard), and consolidated unit reorganized and federally recognized at Pittsburgh as the 107th Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division. Ordered into active federal service 5 September 1950 at Pittsburgh.
107th Field Artillery Battalion [NGUS] organized and federally recognized 25 August 1953 at Pittsburgh. Released 15 June 1954 from active federal service and reverted to state control; federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 107th Field Artillery Battalion (NGUS).
Reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1959 as the 107th Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st Howitzer Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division. Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division. Reorganized 17 February 1968 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 42d Infantry Division. Redesignated 1 May 1972 as the 107th Field Artillery.Reorganized 1 April 1975 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division. Withdrawn 5 April 1988 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System. The item "Pre WW1 M1911 SPEC 1126 2LT Service Coat 1st Pennsylvania Field Artillery" is in sale since Saturday, May 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "littlebelleblue" and is located in Chesnee, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.