Used in the Civil War by Dixon G. Conn of Raleigh. Damage to the upper arm of coat is evidence of a wound sustained by Conn at the Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862. Although Conn was severaly wounded in the shoulder, hip, thigh, and leg, he returned to duty for a brief period at the end of 1862 but was discharged in early 1863 by reason of disability from his wounds.
Conn was first mustered in as a private with the 15th NC State Troops (later Company K 32nd NCST) and later promoted to First Sergeant.
Homemade coat features homespun lining. Non-original CSA buttons (1870-1880 reproductions)
Collections of the North Carolina Museum of History, accession number 1965.78.1