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Civil War Frock Coat

Unknown1860

Greensboro Historical Museum

Greensboro Historical Museum

Belonged to Captain Henry Clay Gorrell, an officer in the North Carolina Guilford County Guilford Grays. A note that accompanied the coat reads, “On May 5, 1860 H.C.G., wearing this Philadelphia-made frock coat, delivered a formal speech as he accepted a blue silk company flag from Edgeworth Female Seminary students. The Grays, organized five months before, marched from the County courthouse to the Seminary for May Day festivities.

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Details

  • Title: Civil War Frock Coat
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1860
  • Physical Dimensions: w18.25 in. x h39.75 in.
  • Type: wool, cotton, brass

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