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Object ID 1943.047.001
Object Name Coat
Collection Uniforms
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Victor Dupont
Year Range from 1861
Year Range to 1863
Description U.S. Navy Officer's full dress uniform coat that belonged to Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865). Double-breasted black wool coat with swallowtails and two rows of brass buttons down the front that have an eagle and anchor motif (one missing). It is lined with white finely quilted cotton twill lining in the top part and white silk in the tails, which are also stuffed with wool batting. The high, stiff collar is trimmed with gold metallic ribbon. Each sleeve has four brass buttons that match the buttons on the front of the coat. There are also brass bars at each shoulder for attaching epaulets (not present). The collar secures with a single large, sturdy hook and eye closure.
Dimensions W-17.5 L-43 inches
Dimension Details width at shoulders
Owned Samuel Francis du Pont
Used Samuel Francis du Pont
Provenance This naval officer's full dress uniform coat belonged to Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont ((1803-1865).
Subjects Uniforms
Navies
People Du Pont, Samuel Francis
Search Terms Uniforms
Coats
U.S. Navy
Samuel Francis Dupont
Samuel Francis Du Pont
Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont
Civil War
Nineteenth Century
Material Wool; cotton; silk; brass buttons; gold metallic trim
Event Civil War