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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.13.00541
Description Uniform frock coat: double breasted navy pattern, 9 buttons in each row, cadet gray wool broadcloth with no piping and no facings, green wool and silk lining in the body, white cotton sheeting in sleeves; no collar insignia, no sleeve braid, Virginia state buttons with backmark: "WILDT & SONS/RICHMOND, VA,"cuff buttons are Federal Eagle I buttons with no backmarks.
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
marriage
Uniforms
surrenders