Object Record

Object Name Coat
Catalog Number 1990.141.001
Description Men's brown split tailed frock coat (or cut away style). Was once a deep reddish brown seen in unfaded areas in the pockets and inside the coat.
The coat was made out of homespun wool. Worn by John Warner Bettis during the Civil War (1860). Made by his wife, Martha Bettis (Grandmother of Mary Wilkes Garmany), from the sheep she raised, and she sheared, carded, spun, handloomed, cut, and stretched the wool and coat. John Warner Bettis died of heart disease before the close of the war. They lived in Snow Hill, Tennessee in north Hamilton County, in June 1860, with their 8 children.
Date 1860
Dimensions W-19 L-38 inches
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Accession number 1990.141