This project from the Department of Military and Naval Affairs
included a military frock coat with matching pants, a
military coatee from 1812, and a sword belt and hanger.
The owner, Col. Elmer Ellsworth, was the founder of the
American Zouaves Units and an early Union martyr during
the Civil War. The Ellsworth coat and pants had small
holes that were filled with cotton fabric and
stabilized. The bullet hole was left untouched because
of its historic significance. All items were conserved
and stored with padded support.
To read more about Col. Ellsworth, Zouaves and associated artifacts, click here.