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Object ID 1938.014.001
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 Navy blue wool service/undress uniform coat of Second Lieutenant Henry du Pont (1812-1889) of the Fourth U.S. Artillery. The frock coat has long sleeves and a row of nine brass buttons (one missing) down the front that have an eagle and shield motif and the letter "A". The front seams, cuffs, and high collar are trimmed with strips of metallic gold ribbon. The coat body is unlined but the sleeves are lined with cotton twill with black silk lining at each cuff.
Dimensions W-13 L-42.5 inches
Dimension Details Width at shoulders; 27" waist.
Owned Henry du Pont
Used Henry du Pont
Provenance This uniform frock 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
Undress Uniform Coats
Henry du Pont
Fourth U.S. Artillery
Nineteenth Century
Wilmington
Henry Dupont
New Castle County
Material Wool; brass buttons; silk & cotton twill lining; gold metallic trim