|Description||The tapestry fragment is a selvaged border of blue, gray, red, and white wool threads woven into an organic pattern. Formerly within the socket of a candlestick (0985.11.32).|
|Dimensions||W-3 L-2 inches|
|Event||Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870|
The tapestry fragment is said to be taken from the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. Said to be a "small piece of his [Davis's] window portiere," believed removed from the house the morning that Richmond was taken by the Union Army -- April 3, 1865.
Donated in the socket of a candlestick that was also removed from the White House of the Confederacy. These were given to the donor's father, a doctor, by one of his patients.
Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
items captured by Union soldiers
items taken by Union soldiers
Occupation of Richmond
United States Army
White House of the Confederacy