Double-breasted Frock Coat

Date:
c. 1861

DOUBLE-BREASTED FROCK COAT WORN BY MAJOR WM. E. MICHIE, ASSISTANT SURGEON, HOLCOMBE'S LEGION. GRAY WOOL EXTERIOR WITH DARK BLUE CUFFS & COLLAR, 7 PAIR OF C.S. EAGLE BUTTONS ON FRONT, CAPTAIN'S INSIGNIA (3 BARS) ON COLLAR. COAT ALTERED & WORN BY CAPTAIN WM. HENRY SMITH, CO. K, 18TH VA. INFANTRY, AFTER WAR FOR REUNIONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS. LABEL INSIDE COLLAR MARKED: W.H. SMITH""

Description (physical):

Material: Wool, Brass. L: 100 CmWool Exterior Of Coat In Fairly Good Condition With Several Small Insect Holes: Upper Right Breast, Right Front Skirt Below Waist, Left Front Skirt, Upper Back Below Collar, Left Back At Waist, & Left Back Skirt. Dark Collar Material Appears Worn Especially In Vicinity Of Rank Insignia. Interior Cotton Sateen Lining On Body And Skirt Below The Waist Is Badly Torn And Deteriorated In Many Places. One Cuff Button Is Missing From Left Sleeve. All Other Buttons (14 Front, 4 Tail & 5 Cuff, 23 Total) Are Present And In Good Condition

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 909
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park