Regimental Uniform Coat of Colonel Peter Gansevoort Jr.

Description:

Physical Description

Superfine blue wool, lined with linen and faced with red trim. It has silver civilian patterned buttons backed with bone and a silver lace on the buttonholes.

Specific History

Continental army uniform coat worn by Colonel Peter Gansevoort Jr. of the 3rd Regiment of the New York Continental Line. He wore this coat during his command of Fort Stanwix, New York, in 1777.

General History

During the first few years of the war substantial stocks of uniforms were made in such centers as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Charleston. These uniforms were made with locally woven cloth or from cloth imported from France.

Date Made: ca 1776Associated Date: 1777

User: Gansevoort, Peter

Used: United States: New York

Related Event: American RevolutionRevolution and the New Nation

Subject:

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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Mrs. Abraham Lansing

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.12806Catalog Number: 12806Accession Number: 53757

Object Name: coatOther Terms: coat; Man; Officer

Physical Description: wool (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 40 in x 24 in; 101.6 cm x 60.96 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-5fb7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_439538

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