Confederate Army Captain’s Frock Coat

Confederate Army Captain’s Frock Coat

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This frock coat would have been worn by a Captain in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Generally conforms to the Model 1861 pattern, however, it lacks the colored facings and gold braid on the sleeve. Double breasted gray wool frock coat with two rows of seven large gilt buttons down the front, two at the back waist. There were originally buttons at the pocket opening on the coattail, however, one is missing. There are three small buttons covered with gray wool on each cuff. Both sides of the jacket have button holes. The collar has three stripes of 1/4" gold metallic tape on each side. There is a breast pocket on the inside left. There is a deep pocket in each coattail. The entire coat is lined with brown and cream plaid cotton (?) fabric. The lining of the sleeves is cream colored cotton.
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Other Terms
Coat; Man; CSA, Army; Captain; Officer
associated date
1861 - 1865
Physical Description
gray (overall color)
wool (overall material)
gold (buttons material)
gold lace (collar rank material)
overall: 36 in x 17 in; 91.44 cm x 43.18 cm
overall (padded): 40 in x 18 in x 3 in; 101.6 cm x 45.72 cm x 7.62 cm
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
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National Museum of American History
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