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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.13.00572
Description Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 9 buttons in each row, steel gray wool cloth, dark green wool and silk lining in body, white cotton drill lining in sleeves; gilt edged shoulder straps with single star each on a light blue backing, single gold sleeve braid, Virginia state buttons with backmark: "MITCHEL & TYLER/RICHMOND VA,""SCOUVILL MF'G CO./WATERBURY,""SCHUYLER H.&C./N.Y.," "SCOVILL & CO./WATERBURY," and "CANFIELD BRO & CO./BALTIMORE."
Owned Robert Dabney Minor
Owner Regiment CSS Virginia / USS Merrimac
Provenance Confederate Navy frock coat of Lieutenant Robert Dabney Minor. He wore this coat when he called upon Robert E. Lee in Richmond in April 1865.

The gray coat became the regulation Confederate Navy uniform in 1862, violating the traditional use of blue uniforms by navies around the world.
People Minor, Robert Dabney
Search Terms Battle of Hampton Roads
Confederate States Navy
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Uniforms