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Object Name: Officer's campaign jacket
Date: 1898-1899
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Medium: Cotton, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 x 21 x 31 in. ( 5.1 x 53.3 x 78.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Camel-colored cotton Infantry officer's single-breasted campaign jacket with 1 7/8" closed stand-up collar (2 sets hooks and eyes), brown shoulder loops with a button at the collar end, 5 buttons down the front; 4 pockets on the front, one at each breast and hip, with a pleat at the center of each pocket, all with button closure; closed sleeves with false cuffs in chevron shape; buttons cast with shield-breasted eagle clutching arrows and branches in its talons, with "I" on the shield; 2 panels at the back with pleat which is adjustable with lacing on the inside; inside unlined.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Thomas H. Barber
Object Number: 1954.118a
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Marks: cast: center of shield on each button: "I" applied: each side of collar: "1" stamped: reverse of each button: "BROOKS, BROTHERS / NEW-YORK"

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This campaign jacket was worn by Colonel Thomas Henry Barber (1844-1905) of the 1st Regiment of the Infantry, New York Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War. He was appointed Brigadere General by the President for the war with Spain during 1899.