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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.01.00017
Description Uniform Frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, brown (faded from gray?) wool and cotton cloth with orange wool broadcloth facings, no piping, light brown wool and silk lining in body, white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves; ornamental yellow cotton tape captain's collar insignia, white cotton chain stitched sleeve braid, Federal Eagle I buttons with backmark: "WM. H. SMITH & CO./NEW YORK," cuff buttons are small civilian ornamental brass buttons.
Owned William H. Cleaver
Owner Regiment 7th Texas Cavalry, Co. D
Made San Antonio, Texas, CSA
Event New Mexico Campaign
Provenance This is the only known uniform associated with Gen. Henry H. Sibley's abortive campaign to take New Mexico and Arizona for the Confederacy. It was probably made in San Antonio, Texas, for a kepi that accompanies it (and obviously was made at the same time) carries the cryptic inscription in the crown: "tailor/San Antonio."
People Cleaver, William H.
Search Terms Arizona
Army of New Mexico
New Mexico
New Mexico Campaign
Southwest
Subjects Uniforms