Confederate Army Major General Samuel Jones' Frock Coat, Model 1861

Description
This frock coat was worn by Confederate Army Major General Samuel Jones during the American Civil War. Conforms to the Model 1861 pattern as listed in the Uniforms and Dress of the Army of the Confederate States except for the lack of full facings at the cuffs and collar. Double breasted gray wool frock coat with two rows of nine large gilt general service eagle buttons grouped in threes down the front, two at the back waist, and three small buttons on each cuff. There is a single button at the top folds of each skirt tail. Both sides of the breast on the coat have button holes. There is a hook and eye closure at the collar. Above the cuff is a row of four elaborate 1/8" gold lace braids woven into an arabesque. The gold braid also lines the cuffs. The collar, both edges of the front of the coat, the edge of the top coattail, and an inverted "V" on the cuffs are trimmed with buff wool cording. On each side of the front of the collar is a wreat, with three stars enclosed and embroidered in gold with gold sequins. The center star on each side of the collar ornamentation is larger than the others. There is a left breast pocket. There are deep pockets in each coattail. The entire jacket is lined with black fabric. The lining of the sleeves is salmon-colored cotton twill. There is a loop of fabric at the inside back collar.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coat
associated date
1861-1865
user; associated person
Jones, Samuel
Physical Description
grey (overall color)
wool (overall material)
gold lace (trim material)
gold (buttons material)
buff (facings color)
Measurements
overall: 40 in x 16 1/2 in; 101.6 cm x 41.91 cm
overall (padded): 38 in x 17 in x 4 in; 96.52 cm x 43.18 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AF*18871
catalog number
18871
accession number
62349
subject
Civil War Uniforms
Military Uniforms
Military
Civil War
Civil War
Confederacy
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War Uniforms
Civil War
Military Uniforms
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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