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Object Name Hat, Slouch
Catalog Number 0985.13.00831
Description Light brown quilted hat of wool twill cloth and cotton canvas inner-lining; 3.25 inch brim bound in dark brown ribbon; 1.25 inch brown ribbon hatband; no sweatband; brown and pink quartered silk lining.
Material Wool/Cotton/Silk
Dimensions H-4.5 L-13 inches
Owned Robert E. Lee; Beverly R. Codwise; Mrs. Peyton Grimes
Owner Regiment 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Co. C
Made unidentified lady
Event Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Provenance Hat made for Robert E. Lee by an unknown lady. The donor, Mr. Beverly R. Codwise, does not think Lee ever wore the hat. It was kept by Mrs. Peyton Grimes for many years. Given to Mr. Codwise by Lee on the Plank Road near Orange Court House, Virginia, in February or March 1864. Codwise was the 1st Sergeant, Company C, 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry.
People Lee, Robert E.
Codwise, Beverly R.
Grimes, Peyton, Mrs.
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects Uniforms