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Object Name Jacket
Catalog Number 0985.09.00057
Description Child's jacket, saque made from pale olive green wool flannel fabric patterned with Second National flags. Long sleeves, fold down collar and center front opening and hem are trimmed with faded red tape and two rows of braid. Lined with polished brown cotton. Collar tab closure with white and orange bulls eye glass button and smaller orange glass button. Handsewn.
Owned Mrs. P. B. Chambers; unidentified Chambers boy
Made Mrs. P. B. Chambers
Provenance Child's jacket made of Confederate flag flannel bought by Mrs. P. B. Chambers of Statesville, NC. Made in England and ran the blockade at Wilmington, NC, in 1864. Price was $48.00 per yard. Worn by her son, then five years old. Severely commented on when worn in the presence of Federal soldiers stationed in Salisbury, North Carolina.
People Chambers, P. B., Mrs.
Chambers, boy
Search Terms flag imagery
flag fabric
Subjects children
Blockade running