Beyond rare Civil War Hospital Steward’s enlisted frock coat, near MINT !


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This is an incredibly rare Union Civil War uniform that was once in the well known collection of John Henry Kurtz.   Kurtz, who sold this in 2004 to a private collector,  said this example was one of only a few known to have survived and came from a Pennsylvania soldier’s family estate–an enlisted US Hospital Department (Medical) steward’s frock coat is NOT something you will find even twice in a lifetime.  Unlike a field hospital corpsman, these tunics were worn by the enlisted grade staff of military field hospitals who tended the sick and wounded.  It is all made of a linen cotton blend white twill fabric and has a standard type yoke back.  All of the original brass Union eagle buttons are present other than one missing from the back as shown.  This is only the second one like it we have seen in over 35+ years!

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