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    Union Medical Officer's Frock Coat with Interesting Shoulder Boards. This Civil War Union officer's frock coat has two rows of nine Hortsmann staff officer's buttons down the front with three smaller buttons on each cuff. With some wear at the button holes and a 4" tear at the left front, this medical officer's frock coat has seen much wear but has some very interesting aspects to it. The shoulder boards are in the form of a heavy gold bullion thread Colonel's eagle flanked by two stars. They are very rare and are in good condition with wear to the outer edges. Accompanying the frock coat are two modern medals, the first being a Gettysburg Centennial "participant" medal and ribbon with the images of Generals Robert E. Lee and George Meade cast on the front attached to a blue and white ribbon. The second is a World War I commemorative medal with a recitation of a period poem cast on the front. The red, white, and blue ribbon attachment is frayed and held together by a pin.

    While there are two buttons at the back center vent present, the accompanying two smaller buttons are missing. The black lining is in very good condition with a small repair inside the left front. This is a remarkable and rare frock coat with two interesting medals attached.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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