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Object Name BLANKET
Catalog Number 0985.13.00341
Description Blanket of butternut wool with two wide bands of red and green warp threads in parallel lines.
Dimensions W-62 L-72 inches
Owned Thomas Vaden Brooke [T. V. Brooke]
Owner Regiment 1st Virginia Infantry, Co. F
1st Virginia Artillery, Co. C, "Beauregard Rifles"
1st Virginia Artillery, Co. D, "Richmond Howitzers (3rd Co.)"
Provenance The blanket was owned and used by Corporal Thomas Vaden Brooke, a member of the 3rd Company Richmond Howitzers. He was issued the blanket during the winter of 1862-1863, while the Howitzers were in Winter quarters at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia.

"The blanket was issued by the C.S. Quartermaster in the winter of 1862-63 while the 3rd Howitzers were in winter quarters at Bowling Green, Caroline Co, Virginia." (donor letter)

"Uniform and outfit of Corporal T. V. Brooke, 3rd Co. Richmond Howitzers as worn at Appomattox Court House at the surrender of the Confederates under Gen. Robert E. Lee." (donor note)
People Brooke, Thomas Vaden (T. V.)
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
items worn home
ersatz
homespun
end of war
Subjects Bedspreads
Blankets
weaving
surrenders