Army Sack Coat, Model 1858

Description (Brief)
This is a model 1858 sack coat that would have been worn by an enlisted man in the U.S. Army. Dark blue unlined wool hand sewn collared blouse. Center front has four buttonholes down left side. All buttons are missing. Cuffs are plain. There is a breast pocket in the lining on the left side created by sewing the outer and lining fabric together. A mended hole is on the left cuff.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sack coat
used date
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
dark blue (overall color)
overall: 32 in x 19 1/2 in; 81.28 cm x 49.53 cm
overall (padded): 29 1/2 in x 19 in x 3 in; 74.93 cm x 48.26 cm x 7.62 cm
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War Uniforms
Civil War
Military Uniforms
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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