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This uniform consists of a frock style coat and trousers. Both are made of jean cloth with buff or yellow fabric tape at the coat collar and on the outside seam of the trousers. The uniform is a product of the Porter Industrial School for Girls in Charleston, SC. Bomar enrolled in the Washington Light Infantry Co. A Infantry Battalion of Hampton Legion on June 12, 1861. He was wounded at First Manassas/Bull Run and was a sergeant when discharged due to his injuries in October 1861.
Conservation estimate: $10,000-$12,000
2. General James Chesnut’s Frock Coat:
Chesnut’s double breasted frock coat is made of a wool/cotton blend fabric with off-white cuffs and collar. Chesnut was born in Camden, SC, and he served numerous terms in the SC house and senate and was elected to US Senate in 1858. He was an aide to General Beauregard at Fort Sumter, a member of the Provisional Confederate Congress, and eventually served on the staff of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Appointed to brigadier general in 1864, his place in SC military history is well noted.
Lt. Colonel Ebert Bland was wearing this blue/gray wool frock coat and trousers when he was killed at the Battle of Chickamauga. He entered Confederate service as a surgeon in Maxcy Gregg’s 1st Regiment, but he desired to be closer to the action. He was then elected captain of Company H, 7th SC Infantry Regiment and later became a lieutenant colonel.