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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.13.00501
Description Frock coat, part of homespun suit [trousers (.501a), and vest (.501b)], made of coarse fabric that may contain hair as well as cotton and wool fibers. The frock coat has a velvet collar, black cotton lining, four button front closure (no buttons remaining).
Dimensions H-39 W-16.5 D-36 inches
Owned Andrew Jackson Grayson
Owner Regiment 45th Virginia Infantry, Co. F
Made unidentified slaves, Grayson plantation, Bland Co., VA
Provenance This homespun suit was made by the slaves of A. J. Grayson of Bland County, Virginia. Captain Andrew Jackson Grayson volunteered in May 1861, at Bland Courthouse, where he organized the Bland Sharpshooters. The sharpshooters later became Co. F, 45th Virginia Infantry.
People Grayson, Andrew Jackson
unidentified slaves
unidentified African Americans
Search Terms homespun
ersatz
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery