overall (folded): 3 x 31 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 80 x 85.1 cm )
Medium blue wool cape of the New York State militia, lined with white cotton oil cloth; 1" closed stand-up collar; 6 buttons down the front; buttons cast with eagle above quadrant shield surrounded by stars, "EXCELSIOR" across the bottom.
cast: across the bottom of each button: "EXCELSIOR" stamped: reverse of each button: "(illeg.)"
The buttons on this cape identify it as having been used in the New York State militia.
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