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Object Name HANDKERCHIEF
Catalog Number 0985.10.00055
Description Handkerchief of white cotton with a red floral border. Purple and red flowers are in each corner. One corner is marked, "P. Hamilton" and the number "339." This handkerchief is associated with another handkerchief (0985.10.78).
Dimensions W-22 L-19 inches
Owned Paul Hamilton
Event Battle of Chickasaw Bayou / Chickasaw Bluffs / Walnut Hills
Provenance Capt. Paul Hamilton used this handkerchief. He was killed near Vicksburg during the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou / Walnut Hills on December 29, 1862; this was the opening battle of the Vicksburg Campaign.
People Hamilton, Paul
Search Terms Vicksburg Campaign
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou / Chickasaw Bluffs / Walnut Hills
Seven Days Battles
Peninsula Campaign