Model 1858 Commercial Hospital Steward's Frock Coat, Sash, and Belt of Charles P. Morse, c. 1861-65, blue broadcloth body with crimson trim on cuffs and collar, sleeves have green hospital steward's chevrons with embroidered caduceus, nine officer's quality eagle I buttons on front, and three on each cuff, body and collar lined with dark green silk, white twill-woven sleeve linings with sewn name tag above sleeve lining on left sleeve marked C.P. Morse, red worsted sash with tassels on ends, and leather belt with brass eagle and wreath buckle.
Provenance: Sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.
Note: Charles P. Morse from Lynnfield, Massachusetts, enlisted as a hospital steward in the 17th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment July 22, 1861, and was discharged August 7, 1862.
Broadcloth body has mothing and a hole on the upper left back panel, crimson collar and cuff trim have some mothing, green silk lining has wear.
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