Original Civil War Union Artillery State of New York Militia Dress Coat with Scovill Buttons
Original Item: Only One Available. Original Civil War Era State of New York Artillery Dress Coat with Tails. This is a blue single-breasted tail coat featuring three rows of eight New York State Seal buttons on the front. The 1" high collar bears attractive red piping. Each cuff has three NY State Seal cuff buttons which are sewn upon a red colored scalloped base. The back splits into two narrow tails. Two NY State buttons are positioned at the waist above the split. A four-cuff-button ornament similar to that on the sleeves is found on each tail. The tails themselves are decorated to appear as older-style gathered tails.
Interior is lined in a cream colored cotton. The coat shows moderate wear. There are minor splits and tears to the lining on the interior. The outside remains very attractive (especially with all the brass buttons and red highlights).
Most of the buttons are maker marked SCOVILL MFG CO. WATERBURY, STATE OF NEW YORK, there are a few buttons that show other makers such as HENRY ALLIEN and WATERBURY BUTTON CO. If you care to look on eBay these State of New York buttons by Scovill range in price from $20 - $35 depending on condition. The ones on this jacket are in very good condition and there are a 40 of them on this jacket alone! Meaning the buttons alone establish the value of this jacket.
Offered in good condition, genuine Civil War State of New York Militia material is always difficult to find.
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