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Object Name: Officer's dress coat
Date: 1860-1865
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Medium: Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 3/4 x 23 x 43 in. ( 7 x 58.4 x 109.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Dark blue wool infantry officer's double-breasted dress coat, with 1 1/4" open stand-up collar lined with dark blue (?) velvet, shoulder straps with metal 5-pointed single star at the center against dark blue velvet ground, 7 buttons down each side of the front, 9" sleeves (flat) have open false cuffs with 3 buttons each; 4 panels at the back of the bodice, with 2 buttons toward the center of the waistline, 1 button on each side of split skirt; all buttons cast with an eagle above a shield, with "EXCELSIOR" across the bottom; coat lined with dark green cotton, sleeves lined with red silk, bodice lightly padded and quilted, horizontal slit pocket at the right breast.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Appleby
Object Number: 1934.93b
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Marks: cast: across the bottom of each button: "EXCELSIOR" stamped: reverse of each button: "WATERBURY BUTTON CO. / EXTRA" handwritten: on tag inside neck: "J. T. Lockman"

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This infantry officer's coat is part of a uniform worn by Colonel John T. Lockman during the Civil War. The Society also owns the other pieces to complete this uniform.