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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.13.00559
Description Single breasted, 5 button front, butternut wool jean cloth with no facings or piping, off-white osnaburg lining in the sleeves, no lining in the body, Virginia Military Institute buttons with backmarks: "R. & W. ROBINSON."
Owned Charles Jefferies Anderson
Owner Regiment Virginia Military Institute Cadets, Co. A
Event Battle of New Market
Provenance Pvt. Charles Jefferies Anderson wore this shell jacket during his cadet years at Virginia Military Institute. The pattern and material of this jacket are the same as two other surviving jackets worn by members of the Virginia Military Institute cadet corps. He was in the Battle of New Market when only 15 years old.

"My old cadet jacket, made in March 1864, and used up to the evacuation of Richmond."
People Anderson, Charles Jefferies
Search Terms Battle of New Market
ersatz
homespun
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Subjects Teenagers
Cadets
Students
Uniforms