Wool, silk, cotton, metal
Overall: 3 x 24 x 41 in. ( 7.6 x 61 x 104.1 cm )
cast: face of each button: "I" embroidered: inside neck, on label: "Brooks Brothers / Broadway / Corner Grand New York."
Dark blue wool infantry officer's double-breasted frock coat; 1 1/2" closed stand-up collar (one hook and eye) lined with dark blue velvet; 7 buttons down each side of the front, horizontal slit watch pocket to the right at the waistline; 8 3/4" wide closed sleeves with false cuffs, 3 buttons at each wrist; back made in 4 panels, 2 buttons near the center at the waistline, split skirt; all buttons cast with shield-breasted eagle with "I" at the center; coat lined with dark green silk, sleeves lined with white cotton, breast and sides lightly padded and quilted, vertical slit pocket at the left breast.
According to military history expert William Brown, this frock coat may have been worn by Brigadier General Samuel K. Zook, who commanded the 3rd Brigade of the 2nd Corps at Gettysburg. He was mortally wounded late in the afternoon of July 2nd while leading his brigade against General Longstreet's attack in the wheat field.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.