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Object ID 1938.014.002
Object Name Coat
Collection Uniforms
Credit line Gift of the Estate of Miss Evalina Dupont through Mr. A. Duer Irving
Year Range from 1833
Year Range to 1834
Description Full dress uniform coat and epaulets of Second Lieutenant Henry du Pont (1812-1889) of the Fourth U.S. Artillery. The swallow tail coat is double-breasted with two rows of brass buttons (one row of nine buttons and one row of ten buttons; all present) that have an eagle and shield motif with the letter "A". It has long sleeves and is made from dark blue wool with red wool lining. The swallow tails have a pocket in each tail. The collar is high and trimmed with gold metallic trim and four matching brass buttons. The sleeves are also trimmed with gold metallic trim and two matching brass buttons each. The gold metallic epaulets are tied on and have the number 4 on each.
Dimensions W-13 L-39 inches
Dimension Details Width at shoulders; 29" waist.
Owned Henry du Pont
Used Henry du Pont
Provenance This uniform dress coat belonged to Henry Dupont (1812-1889), the second son of Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours, the founder of the Dupont Company. Henry du Pont graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1833 and served for a year with the Fourth U.S. Artillery before returning to Wilmington to join the family business.
Subjects Uniforms
Search Terms Uniforms
Uniform Dress Coats
Henry du Pont
Fourth U.S. Artillery
Nineteenth Century
Wilmington
Henry Dupont
New Castle County
Material Wool; brass buttons; gold metallic trim