Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice
Thank you for your patience as we bring our website back online. Any auctions currently open or opening soon have updated closing times and will run on the schedules posted here.
You may resume bidding and tracking at this time. Bids placed anytime Friday may have not been recorded, so please check your MyBids and update accordingly or contact client services for assistance.

    Description

    Regulation Civil War Era Union Brigadier General's Frock Coat. A most difficult-to-find item for the collector of Civil War material, this handsome, untouched general grade officer's coat is in excellent condition and includes its original pair of impressive Brigadier General epaulets. As per regulation, the coat has its full compliment of staff officer buttons with eight buttons (backmarked "Extra Quality") distinctively spaced in twos on the chest. The midnight blue velvet trim shows moderate wear on the cuffs and heavier wear on the collar, but the body of the coat is in excellent condition and shows little wear at all. The sleeves have the flared elbow and narrower cuffs typical of the period. Inside, the coat is lined with beautifully quilted deep green silk and the sleeves have a cream colored silk lining with a narrow sky blue stripe. A gold bullion five-pointed star is sewn on each shoulder to designate the owner's rank when the coat is not worn with the epaulets, as would be done in the field. The regulation epaulets are in stunning condition with a large, raised silver embroidered star on each. The undersides are lined in red glazed paper and padded velvet and each brass clasp is marked either "left" or "right" to indicate their proper position on the coat. This is a garment that shows all the refinements of the Civil War years and is a truly fine and rare example of what the well dressed general would be wearing.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 893

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 February 22 - 23 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 September 21 - 22 The David and Janice Frent Collection Presidential &  Political Americana, Part VI Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 September 21 - 22 The David and Janice Frent Collection Presidential & Political Americana, Part VI Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $648,838