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20th Ohio Infantry Identified Double Breasted Lt. Colonel's Frock Coat
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This is a fantastic original Civil War staff grade officer's coat from the Civil War. This is a rare original Civil War double-breasted officer's frock coat. This is a very finally crafted uniform with the 2 rows of 7 coat size Union staff officers Eagle buttons going down the front. The buttons have various Civil War period maker's marks on the reverse with most of them using the "EXTRA QUALITY" backmark. The cloth is Navy blue wool and you can tell that this coat saw service but was never abused. It has some moth holes as you see with nice honest wear all over you would expect from a coat that saw service. The cuffs are the versions that were designed with three-button construction and they are non-serviceable cuffs. The shoulder straps are blue cloth material with very thin single gold bullion border and two gold embroidered oak leaves. This denotes the soldier's rank as being that of a Lieutenant Colonel. The lining of coat is typical Civil War construction that uses dark olive green with white lining in sleeves. It sports an inside piped chest pocket on left side. The skirt of the coat measures 19" to rough edge with 9" bell-shaped elbows. On the back of coat has the two buttons at top and middle. When I looked in the pocket of the coat, I found an original ink inscription of the owner's name, "J.C. Fry". When I looked up that name, there was only one soldier that reached the rank of Lt. Colonel, John C. Fry. The records show that Fry enlisted on August 18th 1861 as a Captain in the 20th Ohio Infantry. He was promoted to Major on April 19th 1862 and then achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel on January 19th 1864. He served with the regiment until October 19th 1864 when he mustered out. When you look at the history of the 20th Ohio, you see a valiant history. They were organized at Columbus, Ohio in 1861. They fought at Fort Donelson and then Shiloh. The next spring, they headed south and fought at Raymond, Mississippi and then Champion's Hill and then onto Vicksburg. In January of 1864, they were part of Sherman's Atlanta Campaign seeing action at Kennesaw Mountain and then Atlanta and then Jonesboro then Lovejoy Station. A brief printout of Fry's service and that of the 20th Ohio will accompany the pieces. This is a very pleasing looking coat from a higher ranking Infantryman of the American Civil War.

Item #: B7092
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Your Price:$5,950.00 USD
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