Army Sack Coat, Model 1858

Description
This model 1858 sack coat would have been worn by an enlisted man in the U.S. Army. Dark blue wool machine-sewn collared blouse. Center front has four general service brass eagle buttons down the right side. Cuffs are plain. Body lined with coarse green herringbone wool. There is a breast pocket in the lining on the left side created by sewing the outer and lining fabric together. The sleeves are lined with cream-colored cotton. Numerous mended holes. Wear from use is evident on the upper left breast. Left sleeve has illegible stamp. The right sleeve has 3 stamps, which read: "J.J. MARTIN, FEBY 4 65"; "3" and "Jos Jones, US Inspector, NY".
Object Name
sack coat
Date made
1865
used date
1858-1872
Physical Description
dark blue (overall color)
wool (overall material)
brass (buttons material)
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 16 1/2 in; 71.12 cm x 41.91 cm
overall (padded): 27 in x 17 in x 3 in; 68.58 cm x 43.18 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
AF*22828 [dup2]
catalog number
22828
accession number
64127
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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