Model 1851 frock coat

This Model 1851 frock coat was worn by Lieutenant Charles R. Carville of the 165th New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This unit, also known as the 2nd Battalion Duryee Zouaves, fought at the Battle of Port Hudson which turned into a siege that lasted for 48 days (May 21- July 9, 1863). Carville was killed in battle on May 27th. The siege was ultimately a Union victory; however, both sides suffered thousands of casualties.
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Carville, Charles R.
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wool (overall material)
dark blue (overall color)
gold (buttons material)
light blue (shoulder straps color)
overall: 42 in x 16 in; 106.68 cm x 40.64 cm
overall (padded): 43 in x 14 in x 3 in; 109.22 cm x 35.56 cm x 7.62 cm
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National Museum of American History