While visiting the Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth Friday, I came across a frock coat purportedly worn by a Lt. Beneaux of the 34th Arkansas Infantry. (I've not tried to research that name.) The cloth was a grey jeans cloth; the collar appeared to be a very dark blue - maybe black. There were seven pairs of buttons on the front, spaced further apart at the top and closer together descending. I could not make out the mark on the buttons. If you have the Arkansas "Portraits of Conflict," the uniform appeared similar to those pictured on pp. 95 and 164.
This is the first time I've seen an Arkansas Confederate Trans-Mississippi uniform on display. There was also exhibited a shell jacket purportedly belonging to a member of the 2d Louisiana cavalry, which also fought on this side of the river.
Is anyone aware of any similar Arkansas uniforms on display? If so, where?