Regimental Uniform Coat of Colonel Peter Gansevoort Jr.

Description
Physical Description
Superfine blue wool, lined with linen and faced with red trim. It has silver civilian patterned buttons backed with bone and a silver lace on the buttonholes.
Specific History
Continental army uniform coat worn by Colonel Peter Gansevoort Jr. of the 3rd Regiment of the New York Continental Line. He wore this coat during his command of Fort Stanwix, New York, in 1777.
General History
During the first few years of the war substantial stocks of uniforms were made in such centers as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Charleston. These uniforms were made with locally woven cloth or from cloth imported from France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coat
date made
ca 1776
associated date
1777
user
Gansevoort, Peter
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40 in x 24 in; 101.6 cm x 60.96 cm
used
United States: New York
ID Number
AF*12806
catalog number
12806
accession number
53757
subject
Military
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event
American Revolution
Revolution and the New Nation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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