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Object Name Coat, Frock
Catalog Number 0985.09.00007
Description Uniform Frock coat: single breasted, 8 button front, greenish-brown wool cloth with black silk tape piping and frogging, light brown polished cotton lining in body, dark green wool and silk lining in the skirt, and white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves; no insignia or sleeve braid, Federal Eagle R buttons with backmarks: "Scovill Mf'g Co. and Schuyler H.&C./ New York."
Dimensions W-17 L-31.5 inches
Owned unidentified Confederate soldier
Owner Regiment Gaston Light Guard (possible);
23rd Regiment North Carolina Troops, Co. H, "Gaston Guards" [later 13th Regiment North Carolina Volunteers] (possible)
Event Battle of New Bern
Provenance This frock coat was received in a box with a uniform coat referred to as being worn by a drummer boy of the Gaston Light Guard of New Bern, North Carolina. The Gaston Light Guard was captured at New Bern. There is also a contradicting (probably incorrect) story that says the coat was from the Elk City Guard and appears to be styled from a pre-war Virginia militia garment.
People unidentified Confederate soldier
Search Terms Battle of New Bern
Subjects Uniforms