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Confederate enlisted coat ID'ed 12th Ga.

Started by veteransfootlocker , Apr 01 2013 07:31 AM

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#1 veteransfootlocker

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:31 AM

I do not post much here but I thought you guys would like to see this coat. It's identified to Robert Young of the 12th GA. still retaining 4 state seal buttons. This coat came right out of the family and I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I have

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#2 veteransfootlocker

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:33 AM

Back side of the coat

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#3 ludwigh1980

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

Whoa ....there's rare and then there's rare. I am envious, thanks for posting. For a Confederate uniform this looks to be in extraordinary condition.

#4 Terry K.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:01 AM

Unbelievable!

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:37 AM

And it as Grey one too, not a Butternut as one would expect to see in many cases.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

This is an incredible uniform. Not only is this an extremely rare Confederate shell jacket (only one ever posted here?), but it is named! Very seldom do we ever see these jackets actually named to the soldier who wore it.

Contrary to what many believe, the vast majority of Confederate uniforms that I have seen have been in a shade of grey, and not butternut. Of course, butternut uniforms were used, but not in the quantity that some assume.

This appears to be a Richmond Depot jacket - and not one of the shell jackets issued by the state of Georgia. Considering the 12th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia, this is not surprising.

Anyway, it's a wonderful piece of Confederate history, and worth more than most people's entire high end military collection.

Thank you for sharing!

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

Congrats Jon.I know how hard you work.This is product of those efforts.Outstanding jacket.Robert

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:07 PM

Incredible jacket, thanks for sharing it.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:13 PM

Perfect example of a collector whose plan is to conserve his resources until something absolutely awesome is available - then go for it. Jon, this is incredible! You are building a very significant collection.

If for some reason you have it off the mannequin at some point, I would love to see photos of the lining and interior details.


From the interwebs, here's this outfit's history:


Near Seven Pines (skirmish) - June 15, 1862
Seven Days Battles - June 25 - July 1, 1862
Beaver Dam Creek - June 26, 1862
Gaines' Mill - June 27, 1862
Malvern Hill - July 1, 1862
South Mountain - September 14, 1862
Antietan - September 17, 1862
Fredericksburg - December 13, 1862
Chancellorsville - May 11-14, 1863
Gettysburg - July 1-3, 1863
Bristoe Campaign - October 1863
Mine Run Campaign - November - December 1863
The Wilderness - May 5-6 1864
Spotsylvania Court House - May 8-21, 1864
North Anna - May 23-26, 1864
Cold Harbor - June 1-3, 1864
Lynchburg Campaign - May - June 1864
Monocacy - July 9, 1864
3rd Winchester - September 19, 1864
Fisher's Hill - September 22, 1864
Cedar Creek - October 19, 1864
Petersburg Siege - May - June 1864 - April 1865
Fort Stedman - March 25, 1865
Appomattox Court House - April 9, 1865

The 12th Georgia Infantry completed its organization in June of 1861 at Richmond, Va. Its members were from the counties of Sumter, Jones, Macon, Calhoun, Muscogee, Dooly, Putnam, Bibb, Lowndes and Marion. Upon its arrival in western Virginia, the regiment was assigned to H. R. Jackson's command and participated in Lee's Cheat Mountain campaign. It later served in the brugades of generals E. Johnson, Elzey, Trimble, Dole, and Cook. During this time, they participated in Stonewall Jackson's Valley campaign, then fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Seven Days to Cold Harbor.The 12th later took part in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and the Appomattox campaign.

The regiment's losses included 175 men at McDowell, 45 at Groveton, and 59 at Sharpsburg. It's casualties included 12 killed and 58 wounded at Chancellorsville and sixteen percent of the remaining 327 men at the start of the battle of Gettysburg were dead or missing by its end. Only five officers and 50 men of the original twelve hundred enlisted in the regiment surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia in April 1865.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

Outstanding confederate shell jacket.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

Robert Young

Residence Eatonton GA;
Enlisted on 12/5/1861 at Eatonton, GA as a 3rd Sergt.

On 12/5/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. GA 2nd Battn State Trps
He was Mustered Out on 5/15/1862
(Estimated day of muster out)

On 5/14/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. GA 12th Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)


He was listed as:
* Wounded 7/1/1862 Malvern Hill, VA
* Wounded 5/3/1863 Chancellorsville, VA
* Wounded 8/21/1864 Summit Point, VA
* POW 4/2/1865 Petersburg, VA
* Confined 4/5/1865 Point Lookout, MD (Estimated day)
* Oath of Allegiance 6/22/1865 Point Lookout, MD (Released)


Promotions:
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Other Information:
born in 1843 in Ireland
died 1/13/1927 in Eatonton, GA
Buried: Eatonton, GA

(Married Susan Adams in 1868)

After the War he lived in Eatonton, GA

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:45 AM

Outstanding!!!!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

What an interesting history to boot...

Edited by Garandomatic, 04 April 2013 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:46 PM

A few guys wanted to see the inside of the jacket so here it is

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

More shots of the inside

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

Another shot of the inner sleeve

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

Button holes

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:52 PM

Other inner pocket

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:23 AM

This jacket is jaw dropping to me! Not that I am a Civil War collector, but being a Georgia boy it is really nice to see a named uniform with those state seal buttons in such great condition still exist. To think this man was in from beginning to end, wounded three times, and a P.O.W. . I hope Mr. Young had peacefully days for the remainder of his time on earth. Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:26 AM

Awesome coat - Love those Georgia buttons! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:34 AM

This is a first for me!! What an awesome and rare item. Someone said that these are super expensive. Just for reference sake, what would be a fair price for a comparable item?

#22 veteransfootlocker

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

Whatever someone is willing to pay!

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

A NAMED Confederate shell jacket is easily worth $40,000 - $60,000.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

Wow... that is much more than I would have ever guessed. Beautiful garment. What can be done to keep it intact. How fragile is it being this old?

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:04 AM

Wow! it's amazing seeing these Civil War era items! Not my area at all,but I can sure appreciate the Historical significance of an item like this coming out of the woodwork, not to mention what these are worth $$$ !!!


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