|Description||Vest of brown wool cloth with gray and red pinstripes, standing collar, three pockets, nine button front; back panel of brown cotton twill with cinch belt and brass buckle, inner lining is white cotton sheeting, cuff size Mississippi state buttons with backmark: "HYDE & GOODRICH / N.O."|
|Owned||Benjamin Taylor Worthington|
18th Mississippi Infantry
1st Mississippi Cavalry (Pinson's), Co H.
|Made||Hyde and Goodrich (button)|
|Event||Battle of Ball's Bluff / Leesburg|
|Provenance||Vest of Benjamin Taylor Worthington, of the 18th Mississippi Infantry. After participating in the Battle of Leesburg (Ball's Bluff), Virginia, he transferred to Co. H, 1st (Pinson's) Mississippi Cavalry. He served in that unit in the Western theater to the end of the war.|
Worthington, Benjamin Taylor