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.
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
Credit Line
The Heirs of William and Dennis Ramsay
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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