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Object Name OVERCOAT
Catalog Number 0985.10.00111
Description Overcoat: double breasted, with eight buttons in each row, set in pairs, cadet gray wool cloth with dark green wool and silk lining the body, white cotton sheeting lining in the sleeves, no facings or piping, no insignia or sleeve braid, an outside pocket, and Federal staff buttons with backmarks: "EXTRA / QUALITY, SUPERIOR / QUALITY," AND "STEELE & / JOHNSON." The cape attachment buttons are Old English script A buttons with backmark, "TREBLE RICH / STAND'D." The overcoat is associated with a cape (.111a), frock coat (0985.10.108), pants (0985.10.108a), and vest (0985.10.108b).
Owned Martin Witherspoon Gary
Owner Regiment Hampton Legion (South Carolina), Co. B, "Watson's Guards"
Hampton Legion, Hood's Brigade
Hampton Legion, Jenkins' Brigade
Cavalry Brigade, Dept. of Richmond
Made Steele and Johnson\Button maker
Provenance Brig. Gen. Martin Witherspoon Gary wore this overcoat during the war. He and Brig. Gen. Nathan Evans were brothers-in-law.
People Gary, Martin Witherspoon
Subjects Uniforms