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National Guard officer's non-regulation frock coat
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.
Content Category: artifacts
28 3/4 inches length
17 3/4 inches width (shoulder)
Issued by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865), Company A
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
Creation: Approximately 1863
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8924 (Accession Number)