Frock Coat of General Nirom M. Crane - U.S. Civil War General's Uniform. Double-breasted frock coat identified to Colonel and later Brevet Brigadier General Nirom Merium Crane. This coat was originally constructed and serviced as his Colonels coat and has been professionally tailored to his General’s coat for wartime service. The double breasted front exhibits button hole spacing of the regulation from Major to Colonel with the eyelets being stitched closed and additional eyelets added to conform with the staggered regulation pattern for those of the rank of General. The front is adorned with New York, or General Service buttons spaced per regulations. The body is constructed of dark blue wool and lined with an olive-brown polished cotton. The liner exhibits quilting and there is batting (padding) between the breast and the lining. The coat exhibits a fold-down black velvet collar and velvet cuffs. The interior is constructed with an inside left breast pocket and rear skirt pockets with flaps, located in the back folds of the skirt. It has cuffs adorned with three button each. The bottom hem of the skirt bears a raw edge. The condition of the coat is excellent. There is some light wear to the velvet nap on collar and cuffs due to use and exposure. There is virtually no moth damage on the coat.
Uniform is accompanied by a signed cabinet card photo of the General Crane in Civilian attire. Also accompanied by an original copy of a Gettysburg reunion book bearing his name and highlighted sections regarding his regiments’ participation in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Nirom Marium Crane:
Residence was not listed; 32 years old.
Enlisted on 5/16/1861 at Elmira, NY as a Lieut Colonel.
On 5/16/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff NY 23rd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 5/22/1863 at Elmira, NY
On 6/24/1863 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 107th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/5/1865 at Washington, DC
* Colonel 5/19/1863 (As of 107th NY Inf)
* Brig-General 3/13/1865 by Brevet
Born 12/13/1828 in Penn Yan, NY
Died 9/19/1901 in Wayne, NY
NEW YORK ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH INFANTRY (Three Years)
One Hundred and Seventh Infantry.-Cols., Robert B. Van Valkenburgh, Alexander S. Diven, Nirom M. Crane; Lieut.-Cols., Alexander S. Diven, Gabriel L. Smith, Newton T. Colby, William F. Fox, Lathrop Baldwin, Allen S. Sill; Majs., Gabriel L. Smith, Newton T. Colby, William F. Fox, Lathrop Baldwin, Allen S. Sill, Charles J. Fox.
This regiment known as the Campbell Guards, was recruited in the counties of Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben, rendezvoused at Elmira, and was there mustered into the U. S. service for three years, Aug. 13, 1862. It was a fine regiment, noted for its efficiency and discipline, the first regiment from the North organized under the second call, and the first to arrive at Washington, in acknowledgment of which it received a banner from the state and a personal visit from the president.
It was raised by two patriotic members of the legislature, Robert B. Van Valkenburg, and Alexander S. Diven, who became colonel and lieutenant-colonel respectively. It left the state on Aug. 13, 1862; was stationed in the defenses of Washington for a month; was then assigned to the 1st division (Williams), 12th corps (Mansfield), and fought its first battle at Antietam, where it was heavily engaged, losing 63 in killed, wounded and missing.
The veteran Gen. Mansfield fell mortally wounded at Antietam, and Gen. Henry W. Slocum succeeded to the command of the corps. The regiment was again heavily engaged at the disastrous battle of Chancellorsville, where the brunt of the fighting fell on the 3d and 12th corps, and lost in this action 83 killed, wounded and missing, among the killed being Capt. Nathaniel E. Rutter.
The regiment was engaged at Gettysburg, and after the battle joined with its corps in pursuit of Lee into Virginia, engaging without loss at Jones' crossroads and near Williamsport, Md. In September it was ordered with the corps to Tennessee to reinforce Rosecrans, and was stationed along the railroad from Murfreesboro to Bridgeport.
In April, 1864, the 12th corps was changed to the 20th, but Williams' division retained its red star. On Dec. 9, 1863, four cost of the 145th were transferred to the 107th, and in May the regiment moved on the Atlanta campaign. It fought at Resaca, Cassville, and Dallas, and lost 26 killed and 141 wounded at New Hope Church.
From June 9 to July 2 it was engaged about Kennesaw mountain; fought at Peachtree creek and took part in the siege of Atlanta; moved in November on Sherman's march to the sea; thentook part in the final campaign of the Carolinas, being engaged at Rockingham, Fayetteville, Averasboro (where it lost 46 killed, wounded and missing), Bentonville, Raleigh and Bennett's house. It was mustered out near Washington, D. C., under Col. Crane, June 5, 1865, having lost during its term of service 4 officers and 87 enlisted men, killed and died of wounds; 131 enlisted men died of disease, accidents, in prison, etc., total deaths, 222.
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Inventory Number: CCB 006