overall (folded): 3 x 31 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 80 x 85.1 cm )
cast: across the bottom of each button: "EXCELSIOR" stamped: reverse of each button: "(illeg.)"
Medium blue wool cape of the New York State militia, lined with white cotton oil cloth; 1" closed stand-up collar; 6 buttons down the front; buttons cast with eagle above quadrant shield surrounded by stars, "EXCELSIOR" across the bottom.
The buttons on this cape identify it as having been used in the New York State militia.
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