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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.13.00270
Description Single breasted, 8 button front, cadet gray wool kersey with red wool flannel facings, no piping, unbleached cotton lining in body and left sleeve, and white cotton sheeting in right sleeve, Virginia State Seal buttons with backmarks: "MITCHELL & TYLER / RICHMOND VA."
Dimensions W-15 L-20 inches
Owned Alfred Mercer Goodwin, Jr.
Owner Regiment Sturdivant's Battery Virginia Artillery
12th Battalion Virginia Artillery
Made Peter Tait, Limerick, Ireland
Provenance Shell jacket of Alfred Mercer Goodwin, Jr. He drew clothing on August 29, 1864.

"I have my old Confederate (Artillery) (Standard) uniform. Made of English goods … It is like the owner, old and most worn out, but is priceless. I have worn it on every reunion that I could since Appomattox…."
People Goodwin, Alfred Mercer, Jr.
Tait, Peter
Subjects Uniforms
reunions
veterans
Blockade running
Blockades