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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.13.00550
Description Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, cadet gray wool with cotton black facings and piping, dark green wool and silk lining in the body, yellow cotton sheeting lining in sleeves; embroidered gold major's collar insignia in black, gold sleeve braid, Virginia state buttons with backmark:"HORSTMANN/NEW YORK" "HORSTMANN & CO./NY & PHI," and "EXTRA/QUALITY."
Dimensions H-41 W-18 inches
Owned John Beverly Oden
Owner Regiment 6th Virginia Cavalry, Co. K
1st Virginia Cavalry
2nd Virginia Cavalry
8th Virginia Infantry
3rd Mississippi Cavalry
Hospital, Staunton, VA
Hospital, Richmond, VA
Hospital, Leesburg, VA
Hospital, Lynchburg, VA
Provenance Frock coat of Surgeon John Beverly Oden.

He enlisted in Co. K, 6th Virginia Cavalry on July 15, 1861. He was appointed Assistant Surgeon (with the rank of captain) to the 1st Virginia Cavalry on September 13, 1861. He was subsequently assigned to the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, 8th Virginia Infantry, and 3rd Mississippi Cavalry. He was also stationed at hospitals in Staunton, Richmond, Leesburg, and Lynchburg, Virginia. Oden was promoted to Surgeon on November 26, 1862. He retired from service on May 28, 1864 due to "phthisis pulmonalis."
People Oden, John Beverly
Search Terms Surgeons
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Subjects hospitals
Medical personnel
Uniforms
doctors