Wool, silk, linen, metal, bone
Overall: 3 x 18 x 29 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 45.7 x 75.6 cm )
stamped: reverse of 4 original buttons: "WATERBURY BUTTON CO."
Dark blue wool artillery officer's (1st lieutenant?) single-breasted field (shell) jacket; 1" closed stand-up collar (1 hook, eye missing) lined with dark blue velvet; one shoulder strap extant with red velvet ground; (originally) 18 buttons down the front, closed sleeves (no cuffs) with (originally) 6 buttons (now missing); 4 panels on the back; inside lined with green linen, bodice lightly padded and quilted except center back 2 panels, slit pocket at left breast; buttons vary, original (4) with shield-breasted eagle, 1 of carved bone, 1 of metal.
Gift of William Henry Shelton, 1931
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