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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.13.00442
Description Single breasted, 9 button front, brownish-green wool and cotton cloth, shoulder straps (with side-facing buttons) and belt loops with red wool broadcloth piping on the shoulder straps, no facings, unbleached cotton osnaburg lining in body and sleeves, civilian ornamental brass buttons.
Owned John Blair Royall
Owner Regiment Richmond Howitzers (3rd & 1st Co.) Confederate Signal Corps
Event Battle of Chancellorsville
Provenance John Blair Royall was wearing this jacket during the Battle of Chancellorsville and the left sleeve bears the marks of a shell which wounded Royall and killed Thomas Barksdale who served at the same gun.
People Royall, John Blair
Search Terms Battle of Chancellorsville
items pierced by bullets
Subjects Uniforms
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries