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

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

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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."
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Object Name
date made
associated date
Sherman, William Tecumseh
place made
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
blue (overall color)
brass (buttons material)
silk (lining material)
black (lining color)
overall: 36 in x 17 in; 91.44 cm x 43.18 cm
overall (padded): 36 in x 23 in x 3 1/2 in; 91.44 cm x 58.42 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Hon. P. Tecumseh Sherman
Civil War memorialization
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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