Confederate Army Frock Coat

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This frock coat was worn by Confederate Army infantryman Frank B. Gibson while a member of Company D of the 26th Infantry of South Carolina. Single-breasted coarse brown wool "butternut" coat which formerly had six brass infantry "I" buttons. The top button and two bottom buttons are currently missing. There are two small brass buttons on the near the sides of the collar which depict a pinwheel design. There is a large pocket with a flap on each side of the coat. There is one breast pocket in the left inside of the coat. The coat is fully lined with the same brown wool. The chest lining is wool and is padded.
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Gibson, Francis B.
Physical Description
brown (overall color)
wool (overall material)
brass (buttons material)
overall: 46 in x 16 in; 116.84 cm x 40.64 cm
overall (padded): 44 in x 17 in x 5 in; 111.76 cm x 43.18 cm x 12.7 cm
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related event
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History