Union Mounted Greatcoat

Description
Physical Description
Sky-blue wool, double breasted, stand and fall collar with over cape to top of cuffs. Gold-colored buttons.
General History
Union cavalry and mounted artillery soldiers were issued greatcoats to be worn over their uniforms during the winter months.
Object Name
great coat
date made
1858-1865
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 49 1/2 in x 31 in x 24 in; 125.73 cm x 78.74 cm x 60.96 cm
used
United States
ID Number
1997.3044.277
nonaccession number
1997.3044
catalog number
1997.3044.277
related event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Military
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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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