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Object Name: Officer's overcoat
Date: 1860-1865
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Medium: Wool, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 4 1/4 x 25 x 42 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 63.5 x 108 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Dark blue wool officer's double-breasted overcoat with closed double collar (2 sets hooks and eyes) and lapels; 5 buttons down each side of the front, horizontal slit pocket at the left breast, 8 3/4" wide sleeves (flat) with closed false cuffs (no buttons); 4 panels at the back of the bodice with 2 buttons near the center at the waistline with vertical pockets beneath, 2 sets of buttons near the center edge of split skirt; all buttons cast with an eagle above a shield, with "EXCELSIOR" across the bottom; front of coat and bodice lined with dark blue wool felt, back of skirt unlined, pockets lined with brown twill-weave cotton, horizontal slit pocket inside right breast, sleeves lined with red silk.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Appleby
Object Number: 1934.93a
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Marks: cast: across 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 overcoat was worn by Colonel John T. Lockman during the Civil War. The Society also owns additional pieces of Lockman's uniform.