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Civil War Major of Artillery Officer's Frock Coat

Dark navy blue heavy wool seven-button double-breasted coat. Buttons are manufactured by Waterbury and Co. with an "A"on the inside of the shield of the eagle.  Non-serviceable cuffs with 9" elbows and 23" skirt to a rough edge.  Inside lining is a dark olive with closely quilted chest and shoulders. Sleeves are white lined. Fitted with later war false embroidered "Smith Patent" shoulder straps with red background and major rank gold oak leaves. Tail with large center vent with 2 buttons at top of vent and in middle.  

Provenance:Gorgas to Consignor 2003

Condition:Some minor mothing.  Right shoulder strap is detached from front of shoulder and can be repaired.  Overall, it is a very good coat.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$4,994
05/01/2014

 

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