Confederate Frock Coat of Theophilus Fontaine WIA

Confederate Frock Coat of Theophilus Fontaine WIA

44,500.00

Fontiane was the son of the first Mayor of Columbus Georgia and entered the 20th Georgia as a Second Lt. on 7/15/1861. He was promoted to First Lt on 1/31/1863 and to Captain on 9/19/1863. He was wounded in action at 2nd Manassas on 8/30/1862. The 20th Georgia was a hard fought unit and was in most major engagements in the Eastern theatre. They were heavily engaged in Gettysburg on 7/2/1863. Then sent South to see action at Chickamauga and then back North for the Wilderness campaign. A folder with much research accompany’s the frock. This coat along with two others was first found by Steve Mullinax and John Sexton in Columbus Georgia at the St Elmo house in or around 2000. Fontaines sister married and moved from the family mansion on River Rd and thank goodness took these coats to her new residence St Elmo. Shortly after she moved with these belongings the family mansion burned down. Had she not taken them with her all these would have been lost.

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