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Unidentified Civil War Major General's frock coat. The dark indigo blue fabric of this coat is ornamented by a cobalt blue velvet collar and matching regulation 2½" cuff facings, the edges of which show very slight wear with a couple of minor repairs. Eighteen breast buttons are correctly arranged in double rows and in groups of three, indicating the major general rank. Each cuff bears three non functional buttons, the last of which is located out the velvet facing. All four buttons remain on the rear waist and tails. All buttons are on original thread; the breast and tail buttons are backmarked "*Evans & Hassall, Phila*” and the cuffs, "*Evans & Hassall*.” The shoulder straps are of the hook on variety with dark blue velvet field. The ¼” dead bullion border is regulation with bullion wire wraps and two sewn dead bullion stars on each strap. The wearer also elected to be able to use shoulder boards simultaneously with the straps. The evident wear to the shoulders clearly shows where he wore the boards and shows that the he straps have been on this coat since the Civil War. The coat’s interior has the typical green full body lining and correct white cotton sleeve lining. Pockets in both tails are lined with white cotton.  The breast is moderately padded above the waist with angled quilt pattern stitching. Both button falls are reinforced at the buttonholes with the same indigo fabric. The velvet collar is 1”, the back seam from the base of the collar to the waist is 18½" and the tails are 18½" in length. The sleeves are 5½" at the cuff, and increase to 9" at the elbow.  There is some minor mothing but overall the coat is in very good condition with honest wear consistent with use. very good

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CIVIL WAR MAJOR GENERAL FROCK COAT WITH STRAPS

Estimate $9,000 - $11,000Jan 27, 2018