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military full dress coat and vest uniform

Wool military dress coat and vest in fine wool. Vest is buff colored wool in 2/2 twill that has been fulled. Vest has 8 brass buttons (one is missing) in front closure, with 4 decorative brass buttons on pocket flaps. Back and lining of vest is cotton. Dress coat is of 2/2 twill fulled wool with trim in buff fulled 2/2 twill wool. Coat is lined with twill cotton, and shows signs of alteration (letting out). Coat front is embellished with 20 large brass buttons and closed with two heavy brass hooks and eyes. Sleeves are embellished with 3 brass buttons each. Seams machine sewed with some hand stitching on lining.

Year (or year range): 
after 1850
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Civil War Kepi caps

Two Civil War kepi caps, marked "Bent & Bush Boston" on inside crown. One cap has black leather brim, the other is missing brim. Both caps are black wool with red velvet strip and gold braid. Two embossed gold buttons on either side of cap read: "Mass Volunteer Militia". Underside of buttons reads "Hobinson Makers"

(cap with brim temporarily on exhibit in room 1a, glass-topped display cabinet)

Year (or year range): 
1861-1865
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
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