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Object Name Tieback, Curtain
Catalog Number 0985.13.00604
Description The single curtain tieback is made of dark red and off-white wool silk thread wound around a cotton or wool and wooden filler. It has two tassels.
Owned C. C. Emery
Owner Regiment 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, Co. B
Gen. Weitzel's Staff
Event Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Provenance Major C. C. Emery of Co. B, 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, took this curtain tieback from the Davis Mansion in Richmond upon the U. S. Army's occupation of Richmond on April 3, 1865 (the day Richmond was evacuated). Maj. Emery also served on Gen. Weitzel's staff. Emery's widow, Martha B. Emery gave the curtain tieback, along with Herbert J. and Howard B. Emery, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the R. E. Camp, No. 1, UCV.

[Reproductions used in Center Parlor and West Parlor.]
People Davis, Jefferson
Davis family
Emery, C. C.
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Executive Mansion
Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
items captured by Union soldiers
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
Occupation of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
United States Army
White House of the Confederacy