Dark blue undress sack coat for a private; falling collar; single-breasted, five gold buttons down the front; wool; buttons embossed with Wisconsin state seal; machine made; breast pocket on inside right proper.
Harry Gardner was a musician in the First Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during the Spanish American War.
On the manufacturer's label: PETTIBONE M'F'G CO. / CINCINATTI, O.
On the front of each button: FORWARD
On the reverse of each button: PETTIBONE M'F'G CO / DESIGN PATENTED