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Object Name SHIRT
Catalog Number 0985.13.00494b
Description Cotton shirt with small purple flower docoration; four brown ceramic buttons on placket (replacements); white glass buttons on cuffs; band collar.
Dimensions H-30.5 W-19 inches
Owned Luther Wright Jerrell
Owner Regiment 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. B
Event Battle of the Boydton Plank Road / Hatcher's Run / Burgess’ Mill
Provenance These shirts belonged to Luther Wright Jerrell and were carried by him with a vest and other items in his saddle roll. Jerrell enlisted as a Private at age 18 on March 10, 1862 in Co. B, 9th Virginia Cavalry, possibly as a substitute for a Mr. Burroughs near Richmond (per an old Museum label). He was mortally wounded in action on the Plank Road near Petersburg, VA. on October 27, 1864. He died four days later
People Jerrell, Luther Wright
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Boydton Plank Road / Hatcher's Run / Burgess’ Mill
Subjects Substitute soldiers