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.
|Dimensions||W-19 L-38 inches|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Lexicon sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|