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Object Name SASH
Catalog Number 0985.03.00081
Description Sash of red silk mesh with small flat, woven ends and deep fringe.
Dimensions W-5.5 inches
Owned Francis S. Bartow
Owner Regiment 8th Georgia Infantry, Co. B
Event Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Provenance Col. Francis Stebbins Bartow wore this sash as part of his Confederate uniform. As his men formed a line during the Battle of Manassas, Bartow told them, "General Beauregard expects us to hold this position and Georgians, I expect you to hold it." Bartow turned to give the regimental colors back to the color bearer as a Yankee bullet struck him. They moved him under the cover of a tree, just behind the line and the popular colonel told them, "They have killed me, but, boys, never give up." Bartow died a few minutes later. The sash passed into the possession of Bartow's friend, 1st Lt. William Whitehead West, and was presented by him to Francis Bartow West, the donor.
People Bartow, Francis Stebbins
Subjects uniforms
Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties