Union Mounted Greatcoat


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.

Date Made: 1858-1865

Used: United States

Related Event: Civil WarCivil War and Reconstruction


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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.3044.277Nonaccession Number: 1997.3044Catalog Number: 1997.3044.277

Object Name: great coatOther Terms: great coat; Infantry; Enlisted

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1422-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_685814

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