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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.06.00028
Description Jacket: cadet gray wool cotton cloth with dark blue broadcloth facings, no piping, unbleached cotton drill lining in body and sleeves; gold braid captions collar insignia, no sleeve braid, small ornamental civilian brass buttons with no backmarks. Stitching remnants indicate jacket once had sergeant's chevrons. Blue ribbon tied to fourth buttonhole.
Owned James Wilcox Jenkins
Owner Regiment 1st Louisiana Infantry, Co. A, Special Battalion (Rightor's)
Event Battle of Lee's Mill / Dam No. 1
Provenance Shell jacket of James Wilcox Jenkins. A photograph of Sgt. Page M. Baker, Louisiana Guards, 1st Louisiana Battalion, wearing what appears to be this identical jacket, but with the missing sergeant's chevrons, was found in the pocket. The blue ribbon was tied in the buttonhole by one of Richmond's belles on his last visit to the city.
People Jenkins, James Wilcox
Search Terms Siege of Yorktown / Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Lee's Mill / Dam No. 1
Peninsula Campaign
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Uniforms