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Object Name Cockade
Catalog Number 0985.09.00065
Date 1860
Description The secession badge consists of a coiled wire armature in the shape of three fan-shaped lobes with a stem; green silk thread is wound around the three lobes, and brown fabric is wrapped around the stem. It is believed to represent a palmetto tree (formerly described as a three-leaf shamrock).
Dimensions L-2.5 inches
Owned Miss Hartley Graham
Provenance One of three secession badges (.63, .64, .65) sent to Miss Hartley Graham by Mr. McPeake from Wilmington, North Carolina in December 1860. The calling card attached to the badges (donated with them also; stored in object file) reads: obverse: "Wilmington N.C. / Dec. 1860"; reverse: "Mr. McPeake hopes Miss Graham will forgive his seeming neglect in not sending the cockades sooner _______."
People Graham, Hartley
McPeake
Subjects secession