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Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Latch, of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, wore this coat in the early 1800s, around the time he applied for a pension from the Federal Government for his military service. Latch enlisted in the Continental Army in 1776 at age 17, along with his father and brother. He later served in Captain John Young's Company of Colonel Jonathan Paschall's Regiment of Chester County militia, during the Valley Forge encampment of 1777-1778.

Object Details

  • Coat
    Pennsylvania
    1810-1820
    Linen, Wood
    Museum of the American Revolution
    2003.00.0930

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Image 091120 Fringed Linen Shirt Collection Hunting Shirt
 

Linen Hunting Shirt

This uniquely American hunting shirt, which were worn by many riflemen from the mid-Atlantic area, originated in the Virginia backcountry.
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Image 120220 Collections Portrait Of Jacob Latch
 

Portrait of Jacob Latch

Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Latch, of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, posed for this portrait in the early 1840s, around the time he applied for a military pension.
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Image 120420 Collections 16x9 Painting Valley Forge Winter The Return Of The Foraging Party
 

Valley Forge Winter, The Return of the Foraging Party

This painting by American artist Harrington G. Fitzgerald shows the bleak scene of a foraging party of Continental Army soldiers returning to camp during the 1777-1778 winter encampment at Valley Forge.
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