Raynors HCA 2019-01
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Richard Snowden Andrews (October 29, 1830 – January 5, 1903) was an American architect and a Confederate artillery commander and diplomat during the American Civil War. When he heard of Lee's surrender, he vowed not to return to the United States. He went to Mexico and was employed as an engineer until the fall of Emperor Maximilian, at which time he returned to Maryland. He served, from 1876 until 1887, as Brigadier General and Chief of Artillery for the State of Maryland. A blue wool officer's frock coat with black velvet collar and cuffs, 40” from collar to tail, State of Maryland buttons and fully lined in dark green polished cotton. The collar label reads Roberts & Co./Baltimore; inscribed in ink “R. Snowden Andrews” on the reverse of the hanger loop. This was his postwar frock coat as a general in the Maryland militia artillery. There are 16 opriginal breast buttons, 3 sleeve buttons each sleeve, and two back buttons all by Canfield Bros. , Baltimore. the shoulder boards are detached but present as is the crimson sash. Provenance: Bonhams Lot 6296, Dec 2011. and, Lot 1081, in Sotheby Park Bernet's sale of Fine Americana, June 20-23, 1979,
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An Historic  Frock Coat of Lt. Col. Richard Snowden Andrews, Founder of the Maryland Light Artillery

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