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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.10.00109
Description Uniform frock coat: double breasted , 5 buttons in each row, cadet gray wool broadcloth with no facings or piping, light purple wool and silk twill lining in the body, white cotton sheeting lining in the sleeves; embroidered gold general's insignia on a separate collar loosely attached to lapel collar, no sleeve braid, New York state buttons with backmark:"EXTRA/QUALITY."
Owned Nathan George Evans
Event Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run (tentative)
Provenance Frock coat of Brigadier General Nathan G. Evans, previously modified for postwar civilian use. Before she donated the coat to the Museum, Evan's daughter basted on the collar insignia and replaced as many buttons as she could find. Evans had removed them after the war when he continued to wear the coat for civilian use [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 Evans, Nathan George
Search Terms Battle of Ball's Bluff / Leesburg
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
never surrendered
items worn home
end of war
Subjects Uniforms
Civilians
Civil War, U.S.
Veterans
surrenders