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Musicianís Uniform Frock Coat and Cap
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Musicianís Uniform Frock Coat and Cap

Catalog #: 22818    Accession #: 64127
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 38" H x 18" W x 24" D

Physical Description

Coat of dark blue with gold colored buttons. Sky blue trim indicating an infantry musician. Blue wool cap with black brim. Musician's insignia on crown.

General History

General Philip H. Sheridan loved music and took a personal interest in his bands. Performing under fire was commonplace for bands under his command. His bands performed at the front during battle playing the liveliest airs in their repertory. At Dinwiddie Court House, Sheridan massed all his musicians on the firing line with the order to “play the gayest tunes in their books . . . Play them loud and keep on playing them, and never mind if a bullet goes through a trombone, or even a trombonist, now and then.”


Keywords

Country: United States
War: Civil War
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