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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.13.00552
Description Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, gray wool cloth with yellow wool broadcloth piping, no facings, dark green wool and silk lining in body, white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves; embroidered gold general's insignia backed with buff wool broadcloth, gold sleeve braid, Federal staff buttons with backmark: "STEELE &/JOHNSON" and "HORSTMANN BROS & CO./PHIL"
Owned William L. Jackson
Provenance Second cousin of "Stonewall" Jackson, Brig. Gen. William "Mudwall" Jackson was also a self educated orphan and a Confederate general. He became a prominent lawyer, jurist, and politician before the war, serving as lieutenant governor of Virginia in the 1850s. He enlisted in the Confederacy as a private soldier and rose to command the 31st Virginia Infantry. Resigning from this command, he formed and commanded the 19th Virginia Cavalry. Jackson was promoted to brigadier general in 1865 "for valuable service" during the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign.
People Jackson, William Lowther (Mudwall)
Search Terms never surrendered
Subjects Uniforms