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    Rare Civil War Artillery Enlistee's Frock Coat Among the more difficult to find uniforms of the Civil War is this dark blue frock coat worn by the rank and file of the heavy artillery. The tall stand-up collar and functional cuffs are trimmed in a narrow welt of scarlet as per regulations. The single-breasted front retains all nine original large general service "eagle" buttons, with two smaller ones at the end of each sleeve. Both original buttons remain at the rear as well. The entire body is in near excellent condition with one small repaired moth hole and some very minor seam openings. The interior is padded and lined with brown polished cotton only in the chest, as is usually found. Some of this area has been reinforced in recent years with a covering of new material to help prevent deterioration and there is some fraying in the area of the original lining left exposed. The skirt pockets, also made of brown polished cotton, remain intact. There are no markings in the white cotton sleeve lining, although there are some stenciled numbers visible in the body interior, their meaning unknown. This scarce coat is in particularly strong condition and highly displayable. A very desirable addition to any collection.



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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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