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    Civil War Union Captain of Infantry Frock Coat with Original Shoulder Straps and Sash. Very fine blue wool construction retain all of the original D. Evans & Co. eagle I buttons, nine on the breast, two on each tail and three on each cuff. 2" high standup collar with black velvet lining, closure effected with two iron hook and eye fasteners. Unhemmed skirt edge, excellent balloon sleeve cut, slightly puckered at the shoulder. Black quilted polished cotton breast lining, breast pocket on each side, draped skirt. Light brown polished cotton pocket bags, white cotton sleeve lining. External skirt pockets also with light brown polished cotton lining. Quintessentially Civil War in every respect. The original double bullion border 2" wide captain of infantry shoulder straps are attached with shoestring ties that pass through hand whipped eyelets. The coat is in excellent untouched condition, just a few mothing pinholes. Clearly shows honest wear, most notably in the armpits and at the collar, 100% intact and very sound. One small, period, repair to a hole by the third button hole, very minor and appears to have been done during the period of use. Classic regulation maroon silk officer's waist sash shows just some minor wear on the tassels, otherwise perfect. Really a classic, early war, Federal infantry line officer's uniform coat in great untouched condition.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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