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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.05.00006
Description Uniform Frock coat: double breasted, 9 buttons in each row, in groups of three (with sewn-up button holes between groups to make 11-button front), cadet gray wool cloth with buff wool broadcloth facings, no piping, light brown wool and silk lining in body, off-white cotton sheeting in sleeves: general's collar insignia consisting of stamped brass stars and embroidered yellow wool yarn wreath, four rows gold sleeve braid conforms to cuff facings, Louisiana state buttons with backmark: EXTRA/QUALITY.
Owned Franklin Gardner
Made Stokley and Scott, Mobile, Alabama, CSA
Event Siege of Port Hudson
Provenance One of the two coats in the collection with tailor's label of "Stokley & Scott, Mobile, Alabama," Major General Franklin Gardner wore it throughout the war and while commanding at Port Hudson, Louisiana, in 1863. The embroidery around the stars on the collar was worked by Mrs. Gardner herself; while not artistically done, it was the only thread to be obtained then.
People Gardner, Franklin
Search Terms Surrender at Citronelle, Mississippi, May 4, 1865
Siege of Port Hudson
Subjects Uniforms