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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.13.00479
Description Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 9 buttons in each row, gray wool broadcloth with no facings or piping, white twill cotton lining in body, white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves, bluish-green wool and silk lining in skirt, no buttons.
Owned Jacob Owen McGehee
Owner Regiment 53rd Virginia Infantry, Co. A
Event Battle of Five Forks
Provenance Frock coat of Private Jacob Owen McGehee, who was a sixteen year-old Nottoway County farm boy when he enlisted in Co. A, 53rd Virginia Infantry in 1862. He was wounded at Five Forks, survived and was paroled at Burkesville, Virginia, at the end of April 1865.
People McGehee, Jacob Owen
Search Terms Battle of Five Forks
Subjects Uniforms
Teenagers
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries