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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.13.00565
Description Single breasted, 8 button front, cadet gray wool and cotton cloth with red worsted wool chord piping, no facings, off-white cotton osnaburg lining in the body and sleeves; gold braid captain's insignia, red worsted wool cord sleeve braid, local Confederate block buttons with no backmarks.
Owned George Gaston Otey
Owner Regiment 13th Battalion Virginia Artillery, Co. A, "Otey Battery"
Event Battle of Lewisburg
Provenance According to donation records, Otey wore this coat when he was wounded in action in Lewisburg, (West) Virginia in May 1862. He died five months later, either from the wound or from cancer.
People Otey, George Gaston
Search Terms Battle of Lewisburg
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Subjects Uniforms
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Dead persons
Casualties, War
War casualties