Civil War Greatcoat

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Title

Civil War Greatcoat

Subject

Military uniforms; American Civil War

Description

Union infantry overcoat with shoulder cape and stand collar; made of new wool broadcloth, tightly woven in a plain weave, and heavily fulled (washed to prevent shrinkage and increase durability) with collar and brass buttons. This US Army Overcoat would have been produced sometime between 1851 and 1861. It has the name A.Harrison inside, which may be the name of the soldier that wore it, for at least part of its life in the US Civil War. See Interactive Greatcoat

Source

US Army Quartermaster Museum Ft. Lee, VA.

Object QMR-85.10.03


Date

1851-1861

Rights

US Army Quartermaster Museum.Ft. Lee, VA.
Photograph by Stephen Harrison.

Format

Colour photograph.

Citation

“Civil War Greatcoat,” Fabric of War, accessed December 6, 2022, https://fabricofwar2018.omeka.net/items/show/1.

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