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Confederate Lieutenant's Coat of John A.F. Coleman of the 6th & 17th South Carolina
Item #: v5952
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WOW! That's the first thing that comes to mind when you look at this beautiful piece of Confederate history. This is the original Confederate uniform of Lieutenant John Albert Feaster Coleman. The records show that Coleman mustered into the sixth Regiment of South Carolina infantry in 1861. Coleman served with them until May 15 of 1862 when he Joined the 17th Regiment of South Carolina Infantry. Coleman served throughout the war with the Army of northern Virginia fighting bravely until the surrender of Confederate General Robert E Lee in April 1865. Accompanying the uniform is the transcript of Lieutenant Coleman's diary from 1864 in 1865. In the diary he writes of the life of the soldier. He covers almost every topic from getting a good nap to the election of Lincoln to the surrender of General Lee. The coat is also accompanied by notarized provenance information attesting have the coat came out of the family at an estate sale in 1996. In 1998 the coat was sold from the Richmond Arsenal Civil War shop in Richmond Virginia. Since then it has been in a private Confederate collection. There is also the evaluation and authenticity documents from Les Jensen, the foremost expert in Civil War uniforms today. He describes the coat as it was when it was sold out of the family. The coat is constructed of the beautiful cadet gray wool material. It has the tall collar with the blue material which denotes the infantry branch of service. The royal blue color and also the same along the edge of the openings on the jacket. When the coat first surfaced it retain two of the original South Carolina state seal coat buttons that were made by the firm of Young, Smith and Company. These two buttons are affixed to the back of the coat near the skirt. The other buttons have been replaced using original Civil War South Carolina state seal coat buttons. These replacement original buttons are the style that was made by the firm of Hammond, Turner and Bates of Manchester, England. On the inside of the coat a superb amount of the original lining still remains on the chest back and sleeves. The coat has the wear that you would expect from a piece that saw service in a long-term hard fighting Regiment such as the 17th South Carolina. The coat is adorned with an original Crimson wool sash around the waist which enhances the display tremendously. You get the uniform, the sash and the vast archive of history on the coat and Coleman's service. This is a fantastic opportunity to own a piece that would be a welcome addition to any collection or Museum either public or private.


Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
$52,500.00 USD

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