Wool, cotton, metal
Overall: 1 x 19 x 24 in. ( 2.5 x 48.3 x 61 cm )
Dark blue wool 4-pocket waistcoat from Grand Army of the Republic uniform, shallow V-neck (no collar), 6 buttons down the front cast with "GAR" cypher; reverse made of chocolate brown twill-weave cotton, back isin 2 panels, with 2 straps at the small of the back which buckle at the center to rectangular metal buckle with double-tongued chape; inside lined with white cotton, horizontal slit pocket at the right breast.
Gift of Mr. Walter F. Davis
cast: on face of each button: "GAR" stamped: on reverse of each button: "SCOVILL MFG Co. / WATERBURY"
According to the accession record, this waistcoat was part of a Zouave uniform, but that description does not match up with this garment.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.