Shell jacket

Description
As cloth grew scarce in the South, the long frock coat gave way to a shorter sack coat or more often to a shell jacket, which became standard issued in the Confederate Army. This jacket belonged to George William Ramsay of the 17th Regiment of the Virginia Infantry.
Object Name
jacket
associated date
1861-1865
Physical Description
grey (overall color)
wool (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 20 in; 55.88 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
AF*67633M
catalog number
67633M
accession number
220760
related event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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