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    Early Civil War Frock Coat of Brigadier General Joab Patterson Joab N. Patterson entered the Civil War as a private in the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, but rose rapidly through the ranks to Lieutenant and eventually to Brevet Brigadier General , wounded at Gettysburg he served with distinction throughout the war mustering out in December 1865. Single breasted nine button front, three buttons on each cuff and two on each tail, all period Federal staff buttons. Excellent period sleeve cut, tufted at the shoulders, raw cut skirt. Brown polished cotton quilted breast, breast pocket and tail pocket linings, white cotton sleeve lining. Collar stands 1 1/4" at the back. Brass border 1 5/8" wide, Lieutenant's shoulder straps with black velvet background, both with some honest wear to the centers. Lining with wear and minor losses under the back collar and moderate wear at the arm pits and skirt. Fine quality deep blue wool with an open seam at the shoulder, scattered surface moth tracking and a few very minor holes. Included is a CDV of Patterson as a Major, excellent condition and two Quartermaster reports signed by Patterson as a Captain and as a Lt Col. Also included are National Archive records from 1861-1865 and copies of his pension records. As an interesting side note Patterson is reportedly the only surviving Civil War soldier from New Hampshire to also see service in the Spanish American War.
    A wonderful untouched Civil officer's frock coat with an excellent history.



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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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