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Object Name Vest
Catalog Number 0985.13.00562
Description Vest of sky blue wool kersey with standing collar, two pockets; unbleached cotton osnaburg back with brown cotton cinch belt (without buckle), cotton sacking lining, eight button front, Federal Eagle enlisted man's buttons, Federal Eagle D buttons, and Federal Eagle I buttons; Federal Eagle enlisted man's buttons with backmarks, "SCOVILL & CO. / EXTRA" and "EXTRA / QUALITY."; Federal Eagle D buttons with backmarks, "CB & CO. / BALTIMORE."; Federal Eagle I buttons with backmarks, ""SCOVILL MG CO."
Owned Augustine Leftwich, Jr.
Owner Regiment Shoemaker's Battery Virginia Horse Artillery
Made Scovill and Company\Button Maker --CB and Company\Button maker
Provenance Cpl. Augustine Leftwich wore this vest during the war. The front of his vest was made from captured Federal sky blue kersey cloth normally used in Union enlisted men's pants.
People Leftwich, Augustine, Jr.
Search Terms items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Subjects Uniforms