COMING IN DECEMBER 2020
FINE CIVIL WAR LT. COLONEL’S FROCK COAT, “CAMP CAP”, BELT & SASH & PHOTOS OF LT. COL. JACOB J. STORER
inv # 02-14733
Jacob Jones Storer (1826-1902) was the son of Adm. George Washington Storer, from a very long line of American officers dating back to the Revolutionary War. Offered here is his Lt. Col.’s frock coat, camp cap, belt & sash, a photograph of him wearing this coat in 1864 & other related ephemera. Jacob entered service in the 13th New Hampshire as a major September 23, 1862. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel June 1, 1863 & left service in May 1864 due to disability. His regulation double-breasted frock coat is in beautiful condition retaining its original double border bullion Lieut. Colonel straps w/ silver oak leaves. Coat has classic Civil War characteristics exhibiting the finest tailoring w/ lg. bulbous elbows, sm. cuffs, superb quilted lining, tail pockets, velvet cuffs & collar. A sm. inked cloth tag is sewn in right sleeve “Col. Storer”. His officer’s sword belt & patent sash have also survived in fine matching condition. His wonderful patriotic “fatigue or smoking hat” is hand knitted red, white & blue w/ fine hand sewn silk liner. A family note states this was his knitted hat. Ephemera includes 3 additional photographs to his wartime one in this uniform, several muster documents as major & Lt. Col. In a November 17, 1863 letter to his father from Ft. Tillinghast, He states in the letter that he does not believe Gen. Butler will move his troops from quarters & they will spend the winter, before possibly a campaign into the Carolina’s or the Peninsula of Virginia. There are other documents concerning his estate & his disability from service. Also included is a homemade housewife w/ tag stating it was used by Storer. A most interesting item is a Victorian British Royal patent w/ a 7″ wax seal housed in japanned rnd. container attached to the folio vellum document for Jacob’s invention of specialized coal grinding equipment for ship boilers.