|Object Name||Jacket, Shell|
|Description||Single breasted, 5 button front, light brown wool jean cloth with blue wool jean collar facing, no sleeve facings or piping, unbleached cotton and osnaburg lining in body and sleeves, two remaining local Confederate staff buttons with no backmark.|
|Dimensions||W-19 L-22.5 inches|
|Owned||John McDonald (tentative); J. A. McDonald (tentative)|
|Owner Regiment||8th Missouri Infantry, Co. F|
|Provenance||This shell jacket is from an issue to survivors of the Army of Tennessee's abortive Tennessee campaign, who were subsequently assigned to Gen. Richard Taylor's Dept. of Alabama in early 1865. The owner was supposed to have served in the Missouri Infantry [from Maryville]. Two men are possible owners: Pvt. John McDonald and Sgt. J. A. McDonald, both of whom served in Co. F, 8th Missouri Infantry. They were both paroled at New Orleans on May 25, 1865.|
McDonald, J. A.