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


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."

Date Made: 1884Associated Date: 1872-1902

Wearer: Sherman, William TecumsehMaker: McNicol

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Missouri, St. Louis

Subject: Civil War memorializationUsed: Veterans


See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Military, Military, William Tecumseh Sherman


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Credit Line: Hon. P. Tecumseh Sherman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.15931Catalog Number: 15931Accession Number: 59388

Object Name: coatOther Terms: coat; Man; Army; General Staff; Field

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 cmoverall (padded): 36 in x 23 in x 3 1/2 in; 91.44 cm x 58.42 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_448641

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