Regimental Uniform Coat of Colonel Peter Gansevoort Jr.

Regimental Uniform Coat of Colonel Peter Gansevoort Jr.

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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.
Object Name
Other Terms
coat; Man; Officer
date made
ca 1776
associated date
Gansevoort, Peter
United States: New York
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 40 in x 24 in; 101.6 cm x 60.96 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Mrs. Abraham Lansing
American Revolution
Revolution and the New Nation
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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