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Ulysses S. Grant's U.S. Military Academy Cadet Coatee

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Associated person; user:
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson)
Physical Description:
wool (overall material)
gray (overall color)
brass (buttons material)
cotton (lining material)
cream (lining color)
overall: 31 in x 17 in; 78.74 cm x 43.18 cm
overall (padded): 30 in x 19 in x 4 1/2 in; 76.2 cm x 48.26 cm x 11.43 cm
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This was Ulysses S. Grant's U.S. Military Academy cadet coatee, worn circa 1839. Grant was a member of the class of 1843. Gray wool coatee with a standing collar, an unlined body, and cream colored cotton lining in the sleeves. There are three rows of seven round brass ball-style buttons down the front chest, three buttons on each sleeve, one on each side of the collar, and one on each shoulder. There is a brass ball-style button at the top of each coat tail at the mid-back of the waist, two in the mid-section of the coat tail, and there was originally one button on the bottom of each coat tail. The bottom left coat tail button is currently missing. Each coat tail also has a row of three black embroidered chevrons, point down, with a ball-style button on the end of each point.
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Military Schools
Military Uniforms
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center