|Object Name||Jacket, Shell|
|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|
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."
Anderson, Charles Jefferies
Battle of New Market
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Virginia Military Institute