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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.09.00046
Description Uniform Frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, light gray wool cloth with blue wool collar facing, no cuff facings or piping, brown wool and silk lining in body, white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves; collar insignia removed but indications that one star was once on the collar, sleeve braid missing but was a pointed cuff with single loop at the top, Federal staff buttons with backmarks: "EXTRA/QUALITY." and "SCOUVILL MF'G CO./WATERBURY. "
Owned David S. Davis
Owner Regiment 66th North Carolina State Troops
Event surrender at Bennett Place, North Carolina, April 26, 1865
Provenance This coat dates from sometime after July 1864. Worn in service by Lt. Col. David S. Davis, 66th North Carolina. Believed worn at the surrender at Bennett Place, North Carolina, on April 26, 1865.

Postwar Federal regulations stipulated that Confederates were required to remove their military insignia and badges of rank if they wanted to continue wearing their old uniform coats. The insignia may have been removed from this coat for that reason [General Order No. 70, June 9, 1865, which forbade "wearing any insignia of rank, or military or naval service worn by officers or men of the late rebel army."].
People Davis, David S.
Search Terms items worn home (tentative)
surrender at Bennett Place, North Carolina, April 26, 1865
Subjects Uniforms