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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.01.00022
Description Single breasted, 7 button front, brown (faded from gray?) wool jean cloth with no piping or facings, dark blue wool flannel linining in body, off-white cotton muslin lining in sleeves; yellow cotton tape captain's collar insignia, no sleeve braid, buttons missing.
Owned William H. Cleaver
Owner Regiment 7th Texas Cavalry, Co. D
Made possibly San Antonio, Texas, CSA
Event New Mexico Campaign
Provenance This is the only known uniform associated with Gen. Henry H. Sibley's abortive campaign to take New Mexico and Arizona for the Confederacy. It was probably made in San Antonio, Texas, for a kepi that accompanies it (and obviously was made at the same time) carries the cryptic inscription in the crown: "tailor/San Antonio." According to the donor, the jacket is made of homespun, from which the buttons are missing, as they were removed to complete a gray jacket Mrs. Cleaver made for her brother, A.V. Bragg, who enlisted at the age of 16 in the 33rd Arkansas Regiment.
People Cleaver, William H.
Cleaver, Mrs.
Bragg, A. V.
Search Terms Arizona
Army of New Mexico
New Mexico
New Mexico Campaign
homespun
ersatz
Subjects Uniforms