The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Home Collection Search

Object Record

    New Search

Confederate Infantry Shell Jacket
Armed Forces History, Division of Technology, National Museum of American History

Confederate Infantry Shell Jacket

Catalog #: 67633M    Accession #: 220760
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 22" H x 20" W

Physical Description

Gray wool with gold colored buttons.

General History

This type of jacket was worn by Infantrymen in the Confederate Army. They became the standard uniform by virtue of being less expensive and easier to make than the regulation frock coat.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: Civil War
Service: Army
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center Printable ScriptVisit the MuseumEducationCredits