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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.13.00534
Description Uniform frock coat: single breasted, 8 button front (only one button remaining), light cadet gray wool and cotton satinet with black wool facings, no piping, greenish-brown cotton lining in the body, white cotton osnaburg sleeve lining, no insignia, Virginia state buttons with backmark, "HORSTMANN & ALLIEN / NY."
Dimensions W-17 L-35.003 inches
Owned William Renick Hodge
Owner Regiment 14th Virginia Cavalry, Co. I, "Churchville Cavalry"
Provenance Corporal William Renick Hodge's coat is an important example of an early war enlisted frock coat. Hodge died en route to the Illinois prison camp on December 29, 1862. A fellow POW in the same company returned his frock coat to his family in Augusta County.
People Hodge, William Renick
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Uniforms
Death
Dead persons
Casualties, War
War casualties