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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.11.00031
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
Provenance 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.
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Executive Mansion
Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
items captured by Union soldiers
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
Occupation of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
United States Army
White House of the Confederacy
Subjects gifts
Curtains