An historic Confederate uniform grouping of Lt. Col. Richard Snowden Andrews, founder of the Maryland Light Artillery
Comprising: 1) Lt. Colonel Andrew's Confederate artillery officer's frock coat, of fine quality grey wool piped in red, the red collar with bullion rank stars; the sleeves with red cuffs and gold lace; buttons with A branch letter, backmarked Superior/Quality; full lining in pale green silk, the upper part quilted; maker's label reading Regiment Des Guides/Paule/Tailleur De S.M. L'Empereur/Et De Sa Maison Militaire. 2) Grey wool three pocket vest, piped in red, lined in white linen, with gilt brass buttons bearing the seal of the State of Maryland and backmarked Extr/Quality and probably from his uniform for the Maryland Light Artillery. 3) A blue wool officer's frock coat with black velvet collar and cuffs, State of Maryland buttons and fully lined in dark green polished cotton; label reading Roberts & Co./Baltimore; inscribed in ink R. Snowden Andrews; this was his postwar frock coat as a general in the Maryland militia artillery. 4) A 19th century frock coat and vest attributed to Charles Lee Anderson's coachman.
The single breasted coat of dark blue wool with large unmarked gilt brass buttons; hang loop inscribed in ink C--Lee's Coachman; cuff button backmarked Scovill Mfg.. Together with a red and black striped vest lined in white polished cotton; back with belt and brass buckle stamped Paris.
Condition: 1) Excellent. Wood with scattered small moth nips. Lining showing some slight staining from use. 2) Showing a few minor moth nips. 3) Excellent. 4) Escellent.