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Object Name Coat, Suit
Catalog Number 0985.07.00142a
Description Gray wool cloth coat; part of suit also consisting of waistcoat (.142b) and pants (.142c). The coat has a brown velvet collar, green wool tape trim on the front closure and the skirt slit. The front closure has a single row of four composition buttons (two missing).
Dimensions W-17.5 L-43.5 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Event flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Provenance Jefferson Davis wore this suit of clothes at the time of his capture by Union troops in Irwinville, Georgia. With this suit is a statement which proves that he did not try to escape wearing women's clothes.
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Irwinville, Georgia
Subjects Captures