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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.10.00104
Date 1864
Description Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 8 buttons in each row, in pairs, dark cadet gray wool broadcloth facings and piping, yellow silk lining in body and sleeves; embroidered gold general's collar insignia, gold sleeve braid, Confederate staff buttons with backmarks:"EXTRA/RICH" and "EXTRA RICH/TREBLE GILT."
Owned James Conner
Owner Regiment 22nd North Carolina Infantry
Made Charleston, South Carolina, CSA
Event Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove
Provenance Brigadier General James Conner was from Charleston, South Carolina, and often communicated with his family about uniforms made for him there. This coat was made in the Charleston area between June 1 and October 13, 1864. "I think I am as stout as I ever was, and with that new coat on, about as good looking, "he wrote his mother in August 1864. Two weeks later, on September 1, he elaborated: "I found the coat perfectly gorgeous--so splendid that I cannot carry it into the field, but will keep it at Richmond for grand occasions. I bought a cap to match the coat, and have paraded the streets dressed to kill."
People Conner, James
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Subjects Uniforms