National Guard officer's non-regulation frock coat

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Titles National Guard officer's non-regulation frock coat
Description Civil War-era double-breasted officer's frock coat made of wool flannel lined with cotton twill above the waist and cotton below the waist. The front closes with two rows of eight General Staff buttons; one has been replaced with a staff-type Grand Army of the Republic button. The coat combines early and late-period stylistic features and is not a regulation item. It was probably worn by Lieutenant John A. West while he served in the 2nd Minnesota National Guard Regiment, Company C, but may also be from a militia organization.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 28 3/4 inches length
17 3/4 inches width (shoulder)
Nomenclature coat (garment)
military uniform
Materials wool flannel
brass (alloy)
Creation Issued by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865), Company A
Subjects Owned/used by: West, Private John A.
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Used in: U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Source: Sibley, Henry Hastings ~ Expedition
Military. 1866-1897 (post Civil War). Clothing. Uniforms
Dates Creation: Approximately 1863
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8924 (Accession Number)

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