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Coat is dark blue serge with brass buttons of the New York State Militia. The epaulets denote the rank of major. There is also a cap (type used during Civil War period); a feather plume; 4 metal insignias.
This coat belonged to Jacob Janeway Van Nest who was the father of the donor.
Gift of Mrs. Katherine E. Van Nest Post
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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