Civil War Uniform Coat

Accession Number: 1960.265.2c (Museum of Mississippi History Collection)

T. Otis Baker wore this frock coat when he served as a Second Lieutenant with the 10th MS Infantry during the Civil War. This uniform was made of butternut homespun wool. Although the official color of Confederate uniforms was gray, many western armies used butternut fabric because it was locally made and easier to obtain. Baker meticulously preserved his uniforms which are now in the collection of the Museum of Mississippi History.

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