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Regimental Uniform Coat of Colonel Peter Gansevoort, Jr.
Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Regimental Uniform Coat of Colonel Peter Gansevoort, Jr.

Date: about 1776
Catalog #: 12806    Accession #: 53757
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 40" H x 24" W

Physical Description

Superfine blue wool, lined with linen and faced with red trim. It has silver civilian patterned buttons backed with bone and a silver lace on the buttonholes.

Specific History

Continental Army uniform coat worn by Colonel Peter Gansevoort Jr. of the 3rd Regiment of the New York Continental Line. He wore this coat during his command of Fort Stanwix, New York, in 1777.

General History

During the first few years of the war substantial stocks of uniforms were made in such centers as Philadelphia, Baltimore and Charleston. These uniforms were made with locally woven cloth or from cloth imported from France.


Keywords

Country: United States
State: New York
War: War of American Independence
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