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Object Name: Officer's dress waistcoat
Date: 1860-1865
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Medium: Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 x 19 x 22 in. ( 5.1 x 48.3 x 55.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Dark blue wool infantry officer's dress waistcoat, with 1" open stand-up collar, 9 buttons down the front, buttons cast with shield-breasted eagle with "I" on the shield, 3 pockets; reverse made of brown silk with 2 straps
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Appleby
Object Number: 1934.93c
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Marks: cast: center of each button: "I" stamped: reverse of each button: "EXTRA / QUALITY" stamped: on buckle frame, reverse of waistcoat: "PATENT 1855"

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This infantry officer's waistcoat was worn by Colonel John T. Lockman during his service in the Civil War. The Society also owns the other pieces of this uniform.