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Revolutionary War Jacket

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Revolutionary War Jacket
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Date Added
8/28/2020 5:48:07 PM
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Bennington Museum
Collection Title
Bennington Museum Artifacts
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Bennington Museum Artifacts
Bennngton Museum
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This Vermont Revolutionary War jacket that can be seen at the Bennington Museum is believed to have been owned by Job Congdon (1760 - 1825) of Clarendon.  Job served in Vermont as opposed to his father Joseph Congdon (1734 - 1805) who served in Rhode Island before migrating to Clarendon.

Job married Freelove Matteson (1755 - ) in 1779 in Clarendon.  They had 11 children.   The museum website entry for this jacket can be seen here.

Some input received from the Crown Point Road Association Facebook group that discussed this jacket: 
Image may contain: text that says 'Richard Wright This style was brought up from VA 1777 more or less and remember dies were not as color-fast as they are today. Like Reply 2h 1 Amy Moore I am guessing 200+ years may have caused some fading! Lol Like Reply 1h 1 Rob Grandchamp It's postwar, cut and style is more Early Federal/War of 1812 era. Like Reply 3h 3'