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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.13.00533
Date postwar modifications
Description Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, light cadet gray twill wool broadcloth with royal blue piping, dark green wool and silk lining in the body, white cotton sheeting lining in the sleeves, civilian black velvet collar replacement, no sleeve braid, and fabric covered civilian buttons.
Dimensions L-45 inches
Owned John Marye Hudgin [John Marye Hudgins]
Owner Regiment 30th Virginia Infantry, Co. F
Event Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Provenance Captain John Marye Hudgin[s] wore this frock coat home from Appomattox Courthouse. He removed the gilt lace and buttons under order of the Federal government, issued in 1865, prohibiting Confederate soldiers from appearing in public in military dress [General Order No. 70, June 9, 1865, which forbade "wearing any insignia of rank, or military or naval service worn by officers or men of the late rebel army."]. He then wore the coat for several months after the war. Hudgin[s] put the coat away and did not wear it again until the Lee Monument unveiling in 1890. He wore his hat and coat in the Lee parade, the Jefferson Davis service at Hollywood Cemetery in 1893, and for the unveiling of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Church Hill in Richmond on May 30, 1894.
People Hudgin, John Marye
Search Terms items worn home
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Monument - Robert E. Lee, Richmond, VA, 1890
Monument unveiling - Robert E. Lee, Richmond, VA, 1890
Reinterment of Jefferson Davis at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia 1893
Monument unveiling - Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Libby Hill Park, Richmond, VA, 1894
end of war
Subjects Uniforms