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