US Army major general's frock coat and silk lining fragments

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Titles US Army major general's frock coat and silk lining fragments
Description United States Army major general's frock coat (A) and possibly related red fabric fragment (B). The blue wool coat has three rows of three gilded Federal eagle buttons. The coat was worn by Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley and donated by his granddaughter to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sibley House Association. The red damask fabric fragment was described by the donor as lining from the coat, but the fabric is inconsistent with typical lining material and does not match fragments found around the armholes and cuffs.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 45 inches height (768.A, coat)
17 inches width (768.A, coat)
16 1/2 inches height (768.B, fabric swatch)
16 1/2 inches length (768.B, fabric swatch)
Nomenclature coat (garment)
Materials wool (textile)
silk (textile)
brass (alloy)
Subjects Owned/used by: Sibley, Henry Hastings
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Clothing. Uniforms
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1865 (Sibley was breveted major general November 1865.)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 768.A,B (Accession Number)

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