Army Major Joseph C. Willard's Frock Coat

Army Major Joseph C. Willard's Frock Coat

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This non-regulation model 1862 frock coat was worn by U.S. Army Major Joseph C. Willard. Dark blue wool double breasted field coat with two rows of 5 large brass eagle buttons down the front, 3 small buttons on each cuff. Each front panel has buttons and button holes. There is an outside pocket on the left chest. There are 2 outside pockets on each side of the lower front. There is a breast pocket in the lining of the right side. There is a major's gold leaf epaulet strap on each shoulder with a single row of metallic braid edging around a dark blue velvet field. There is a hanging loop at the inside neck line. Both fronts and pocket openings have been edged with black binding. The collar is a turnover collar with dark blue velvet on the exposed side. There is a 6 inch vent in the back center. The coat is lined only across the shoulders and the front panels with a silk-wool blend. The lining of the sleeves is natural cotton.
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Other Terms
coat; Man; Army; Field Grade; Officer; Service; Dress
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Willard, Joseph C.
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
dark blue (overall color)
brass (buttons material)
overall: 35 in x 15 in; 88.9 cm x 38.1 cm
overall (padded): 38 in x 20 in x 4 in; 96.52 cm x 50.8 cm x 10.16 cm
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War Uniforms
Civil War
Military Uniforms
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National Museum of American History
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