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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.13.00548
Description Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, dark cadet gray wool broadcloth with buff wool piping, no facings, dark green wool and silk lining in body, white cotton sheeting in sleeves; gold lieutenant colonel's collar insignia, no sleeve braid, Federal staff buttons with backmark: "SUPERIOR/QUALITY."
Dimensions L-40.5 inches
Owned Walter Herron Taylor
Owner Regiment AAG, Provisional Army of Virginia
AAG, Gen. Robert E. Lee
ADC, Gen. R. E. Lee
Event Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Provenance Lieutenant Colonel Walter Taylor's daughter donated both coats to the Museum in 1918, describing one of them as "the coat he made for his wedding the night Richmond was evacuated." Taylor was assistant adjutant general to Robert E. Lee and Lee's closest military aide. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Taylor served briefly in the 6th Virginia Infantry before he was summoned to join Lee's staff.
People Taylor, Walter Herron
Search Terms Richmond, Virginia
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Appomattox Campaign
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
items worn home
end of war
Subjects weddings