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Object Name PANTS
Catalog Number 0985.00.00027
Description Light brown wool and cotton homespun cloth with bone buttons, watch pocket of linen fabric, mule ear pockets, and off-white cotton drill inner facings and pockets. An adjustment buckle is missing. The torn right leg bears evidence of blood stains.
Material Cloth/Fabric/Wood/Cotton
Dimensions H-39 W-16 inches
Owned Jesse Bryant Beck
Owner Regiment 25th Alabama Infantry, Co. A
Made slaves (tentative)
Event Battle of Atlanta
Provenance Pvt. Jesse Bryant Beck wore this uniform pants during the war. Possibly made by slaves.

"Homespun grey trousers worn by….Sergeant Jesse B. Beck, Company A 25th Alabama (volunteer) infantry, in the battle of Atlanta, in 1864. He was wounded, and the bullet hole and blood stains show on them, as laundering did not remove the stains completely." (donor letter)
People Beck, Jesse Bryant
Search Terms Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Atlanta
items pierced by bullets
ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
Uniforms
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries