Grand Army of the Republic Coat worn by William T. Sherman

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Description
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) coat worn by William Tecumseh Sherman in the last few years of his life. The blue wool double breasted coat has two rows of 5 buttons each down its front. Compared to Civil War-era frock coats, the G.A.R. coat is cut more like a contemporary man's jacket, with no vent in back, and high lapels in front. The coat's lining is black silk, and the sleeves are lined with blue on cream striped cotton sateen. A label under the coat's collar facing reads: "McNichol, 601 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, General Sherman, June 84."
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1884
associated date
1872-1902
wearer
Sherman, William Tecumseh
maker
McNicol
place made
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
blue (overall color)
brass (buttons material)
silk (lining material)
black (lining color)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 17 in; 91.44 cm x 43.18 cm
overall (padded): 36 in x 23 in x 3 1/2 in; 91.44 cm x 58.42 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
AF.15931
catalog number
15931
accession number
59388
Credit Line
Hon. P. Tecumseh Sherman
subject
Civil War memorialization
Veterans
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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