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Object Name COATEE
Catalog Number 0985.07.00132
Description Virginia Military Institute jacket: cadet grey cloth, black braiding connecting triple rows of nine buttons, three black braid chevrons on each sleeve with button at apex, VMI buttons with backmark: "D. Evans & Co. Attleboro."
Dimensions H-28 W-17 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis, Jr.
Provenance A cadet jacket worn by Jefferson Davis, Jr. while he was a cadet at Virginia Military Institute (VMI). He was at the VMI from 1873 until 1875. His father, Jefferson Davis, withdrew him from VMI in 1875, apparently fearing that his son was about to be expelled.
People Davis, Jefferson, Jr.
Search Terms Virginia Military Institute
VMI
V.M.I.
Subjects Cadets
Students
Uniforms
Military schools