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Object Name Veil, Mourning
Catalog Number 0985.13.00245
Description Veil of black crepe fabric.
Material Cloth
Owned Mary Anna Custis Lee [Mrs. Robert E. Lee]; Catherine Inman Horner Marr
Owner Regiment "Warrenton Rifles" (later 17th Virginia Infantry, Co. K, "Warrenton Rifles")
Provenance The mourning veil belonged to Mrs. Robert E. Lee. She sent it to Mrs. Catherine Inman Horner Marr [Mrs. John Marr] of Warrenton, Virginia after the death of her son, John Quincy Marr, who was Captain of the Warrenton Rifles. He was killed on the morning of June 1, 1861 at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia, in a skirmish with Union cavalry. "Marr is recorded as the first Confederate soldier to give up his life in the service of his country." He was buried in Warrenton Cemetery.
People Lee, Mary Anna Randolph Custis [Mrs. Robert E.]
Marr, Catherine Inman Horner [Mrs. John]
Horner, Catherine Inman
Marr, John Quincy
Custis, Mary Anna Randolph
Subjects mourning
Dead persons