Overall: 4 x 28 x 44 in. ( 10.2 x 71.1 x 111.8 cm )
cast: on fact of each button: "EXCELSIOR / N.Y.S.A. / NATIONAL GUARD" stamped: reverse of bodice buttons: "D. EVANS & Co. / ATTLEBORO"
Light blue wool militia private's greatcoat with closed double collar and shoulder cape; 2 buttons at the collar, 5 buttons down the front of the cape and 7 buttons down the front of the coat; right side horizontal slit watch pocket at the waistline; closed sleeves with chevron-shaped false cuffs, 1 button at each wrist; cape fastens to the bodice at the bottom center with buttons; 2 buttons near the center of the waistline, split skirt with vertical slit pocket on each side, 2 buttons on each pocket flap; all buttons cast with an eagle with a shield in its beak flying above a banner with "N.Y.S.A.", with "EXCELSIOR" above and "NATIONAL GUARD" below; coat lined with red wool, sleeves and pockets lined with white cotton.
This overcoat was worn by Henry Pearl Talmadge when he served as a private in Company K, 7th Regiment, New York National Guard, from 1870-1877.
Gift of Mr. Henry Pearl Talmadge
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