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Object Name Dress
Catalog Number 0985.13.00008
Description Adult dress is ivory silk jacquard, with an Empire style bodice with short, banded sleeves. The bodice has peau de soie ribbon piping trim, center front and and on a diagonal on sides, The puff sleeves have V shapes trimmed with silk ribbon and organza and buttoned tabs at shoulder. Swirled silk braid buttons. The silk is dotted, floral spray design. The skirt hem is trimmed with peau de soie ribbon piping outlined with organza flounce.
Dimensions W-12.5 L-48 inches
Owned Nannie Patterson Boggs
Owner Regiment 12th Battalion Virginia Light Artillery
Made Paris, France
Event evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Provenance The wedding dress (or part of her wedding trousseau) from Paris, France was worn by Miss Nannie Patterson of Lynchburg, Virginia at her marriage to Major Frank J. Boggs during the war. Her matching slippers, pearls, and veil were destroyed in the evacuation fire. The dress was saved only due to its loan to an out-of-town friend. Major Boggs commanded the 12th Battalion Virginia Light Artillery during 1862-1863. In October 1864, he served as Chief of Artillery for General James A. Walker in the Richmond defenses.
People Boggs, Nannie Patterson
Boggs, Frank J.
Search Terms Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects weddings
Wedding clothing & dress
Clothing & dress
Civil War, U.S.