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    Civil War Colonel of Infantry Frock Coat Identified to Bradley Winslow Commanding the 186th New York Vol. Inf. Fine quality dark blue wool, great sleeve cut. Nine button double breasted front, three button split cuffs. All buttons Scovill Eagle I's and appear to be original. 1 1/2" high standup collar with black velvet lining. Fabricated with hand whipped eyelets for attaching shoulder boards, although the boards are actually stitched in place. Boards 2" wide with triple border stamped brass frames, with dark blue velvet backgrounds and separately affixed silver eagles. Coat exhibits a few small scattered moth holes, minor. Silk body lining, heavily quilted in the breast, raw cut bottom edge. Fabricated with tail pockets only. Sleeve lining a salmon colored silk, exhibiting a few minor tears but generally excellent, clearly showing signs of honest wear and use. The coat is accompanied by a 19th century ink note, which was found in the tail pocket, providing the ID to ".......father's brother Bradley who was wounded at the battle of Petersburg, Virginia April 2, 1862 (sic). He was the Colonel in charge of the 186th N. Y. S. Volunteers from Watertown......"
    Bradley Winslow was commissioned 6/4/61 as a Captain in the 35th New York and promoted to Lt. Col. 8/7/61, he mustered out for disability on 12/18/62. He was then commissioned as Colonel, commanding the 186th New York Vols. on 8/22/64 and was discharged for wounds suffered at Petersburg, 4/2/65, on June 2, 1865. Winslow was subsequently brevetted to Brig. Gen. with rank dating to 4/2/65. The 186th was engaged throughout the Petersburg and Appomattox Campaigns, losing 48 men killed and mortally wounded.
    A great Civil War officer's frock coat, both visually and historically.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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