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Object Name CAPE
Catalog Number 0985.10.00111a
Description Eight button front, brown wool and cotton twill cloth with a light brown worsted wool lining in the body with a leopard print pattern, small Federal staff buttons with backmark, "EXTRA QUALITY" and "WATERBURY / BUTTON / CO." The cape is associated with an overcoat (.111) and a frock coat (0985.10.109). The cape is marked on the collar as belonging to Gen. N. G. Evans.
Owned Nathan George Evans
Owner Regiment 4th South Carolina Infantry; Evans' "Tramp Brigade"
Made Waterbury Button Company\Button maker
Provenance Brig. Gen. Nathan George "Shanks" Evans wore this cape during the war.
People Evans, Nathan George
Subjects uniforms