US Army Officer's Frock Coat worn by William Tecumseh Sherman

US Army General William Tecumseh Sherman's frock coat, worn in 1869 but similar to model 1872 coat. Long blue wool double-breasted frock coat with 3" blue/black velvet cuffs and collar. Two sets of 12 brass eagle buttons down the front placets. 3 smaller brass eagle buttons on cuffs. 4 large brass eagle buttons on back. Construction in back includes two pockets. The coat is lined with black silk fabric. Sleeves are lined in arm pit and cuffs with off white cotton and cream colored silk through arm. Accession file states that Sherman wore this coat in 1869. Coat was made by Brooks Brothers, Broadway, New York.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1869
used date
Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction
associated date
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Brooks Brothers
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
blue (overall color)
silk (overall material)
brass (buttons material)
overall: 41 in x 20 in; 104.14 cm x 50.8 cm
overall (padded): 38 in x 23 in x 6 in; 96.52 cm x 58.42 cm x 15.24 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
William Tecumseh Sherman
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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