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Object Name Cape
Catalog Number 0985.13.00326
Description Dark olive green wool (originally charcoal gray) plain weave wool and cotton cloth; plain collar and a single row of eight half-inch brass buttons on the center front closure; lining of polished cotton.
Dimensions W-128 L-26.5 inches
Owned Ambrose Powell Hill [A. P. Hill]
Owner Regiment 13th Virginia Infantry; Hill's Brigade; Hill's Light Division; 3rd Corps
Event Third Battle of Petersburg
Provenance Lt. Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill wore this cape when he was killed off Boydton Plank Road (near present day Route 1) below Petersburg on April 2, 1865.
People Hill, Ambrose Powell (A. P.)
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects uniforms
Casualties, War
Dead persons
generals
War casualties