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Object Name Vest
Catalog Number 0985.13.00501b
Description Vest of blue wool and coton cloth (jean) with shawl colar; five button front (buttons missing); white cotton lining; brown polished cotton back with cinch belt and brass buckle. Part of homespun suit [frock coat (.501) and trousers (.501a)], made of coarse blue fabric that may contain hair as well as cotton and wool fibers.
Dimensions H-39 W-16.5 D-36 inches
Owned Andrew Jackson Grayson
Owner Regiment 45th Virginia Infantry, Co. F
Made unidentified slaves, Grayson plantation, Bland Co., VA
Provenance This homespun suit was made by the slaves of A. J. Grayson of Bland County, Virginia. Captain Andrew Jackson Grayson volunteered in May 1861, at Bland Courthouse, where he organized the Bland Sharpshooters. The sharpshooters later became Co. F, 45th Virginia Infantry.
People Grayson, Andrew Jackson
unidentified slaves
unidentified African Americans
Search Terms homespun
ersatz
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
civilians
men