Army Sack Coat, Model 1858

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".
Location
Currently not on view
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