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Object Name COVERLET
Catalog Number 0985.13.00524, a
Date pre-1861
Description These two coverlet pieces are made of blue and white wool. Note that (.524a) is hemmed on one side.
Dimensions H-24 W-53 inches
Made "Chatham", Ashland, Virginia, USA
Provenance A homespun coverlet of which the blue yarn was grown, carded, spun, and woven at the "old Francis" farm, Ashland, Va (possibly by slaves). It was used by Confederate soldiers at Cary's Brook and was woven at "Chatham," opposite Fredericksburg.

"Piece of counterpane that was woven at 'Chatham' (opposite Fredericksburg) before the War Between the States. Used by Confederate soldiers at Carysbrook."
People unidentified Confederate soldier
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
Bedspreads
Blankets
weaving