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Object Name Bolt, Cloth
Catalog Number 0985.00.00030a
Date 1863
Description The bolt of cloth is cadet grey wool with an irregularly cut edge, and a smaller fragment of same fabric (.30b). The warp is an orange-tan color, and is believed to be cotton. The weft is gray; it was previously believed to be wool, but may be cotton. Believed twill weave.
Dimensions W-58 L-70 inches
Owned H. W. Henry
Owner Regiment 22nd Alabama Infantry, Co. K
Made Textile Mill in Prattville, Alabama, CSA
Provenance An unnamed textile mill in Prattville, Alabama manufactured this bolt of grey cloth to make Confederate uniforms in 1863. Capt. H. W. Henry served in Co. K, 22nd Alabama Infantry.

"Cloth, manufactured at Prattville, Ala., for Alabama soldiers, in 1863."
People Henry, H. W.
Subjects Clothing industry
Clothing production
Fabric production
Factories
Weaving