I just finished another Atlanta History Center Overcoat that I started in March.
This civilian-style overcoat from the Archibald Smith family in Roswell, Georgia, was made by Anne Margaret Magill Smith (1807-1887) for her son, Archibald "Archie" Smith (1844-1923), who is known to have worn it while serving with the Georgia Battalion of Cadets during the winter of 1864-1865.
It has one outside pocket, detachable cape and is rather long. The coat weighs almost 10lbs.
SIZE: This is a size 44" chest, but as per the original coat it is rather long and comes down to the middle of my shin.
FABRIC: The coat is made from County Cloth's Brown Kersey, it's lined with homespun fabric in the body and the cape is lined with red wool flannel. It comes with civilian coin buttons.
PRICE: The price is $495.00. I estimated there are over 6,000 visible hand stitches in the coat and a few thousand not visible. It also has 21 hand sewn buttonholes.
I'm not going to make another one of these coats until 2009, so if you want one, my advice is to buy it now!
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This coat is reproduced with permission from the Atlanta History Center