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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.10.00048a
Description One of two pieces of triangular cloth that are sewn together: this one is slightly larger and features a blue and white weave.
Dimensions L-6.5 inches
Owned J. J. McIver
Made unidentified slaves, McIver plantation, Darlington, South Carolina, CSA
Provenance The two pieces of cloth were used in making suits worn by Maj. J. J. McIver of Darlington, South Carolina, during the war.

The 1860 census shows that a J. J. McIver of Darlington County, South Carolina, owned 46 slaves.
People McIver, J. J.
unidentified slave (tentative)
unidentified African American (tentative)
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
African Americans (tentative)
civilians
Weaving