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Object Name HANDKERCHIEF
Catalog Number 0985.11.00001
Description The handkerchief is a red, blue, and yellow plaid silk fabric. The fabric is severely frayed and shreded (formerly folded into a tight rectangle) due to its improperly framed display in the Tennessee Room.
Dimensions W-12 L-4 inches
Owned William V. Knick
Owner Regiment 52nd Virginia Infantry, Co. E, "Capt. Thomas H. Watkins' Co."
Event Second Battle of Fredericksburg
Provenance Miss Rachel Reynolds gave the handkerchief to her sweetheart, William V. Knick, "when he answered the call of his beloved southland." Knick had it on his person when he was mortally wounded at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg.
People Reynolds, Rachel
Knick, William V.
Search Terms Battle of Gaines' Mill / First Cold Harbor
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Cedar Mountain / Slaughter Mountain / Cedar Run
sweethearts
Subjects women
gifts
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Casualties, War
War casualties
dead persons