|Description||One of a pair of stockings, women's. Made of white cotton; knit with open work at cuff. "Candlelight" or "Candleflame" lace pattern 9.5 inches down from cuff and extending to toe. Solid sole, heel and toe. Toe is figure eight. Fabric label with provenance sewn to upper portion on one side.|
|Owned||Emily Posey ; Mrs. D. H. Williams|
|Made||Emily Posey, Gainesville, Alabama, CSA|
|Provenance||"Miss Emily Posey of Gainesville Ala carded spun and knit these stockings during the war. Her mother raised the cotton in her garden then picked it from the ______ finger picked the seed I paid her $3.00 for them at the close of the war - I contribute them to the Museum in memory of my Bro. W. B. Shelton who was killed at Chancellorsville, Va May 3, 1863. See record book Mrs. D. H. Williams Gainesville Ala April 11, 1893 (8)."|
Williams, D. H., Mrs.
Battle of Chancellorsville
Civil War, U.S.