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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.09.00054
Description Single breasted, 7 button front, cadet gray wool kersey with red wool broadcloth facings and no piping, unbleached linen lining in body and sleeves; unuaual collar insignia consisting of three gold braid triangles one within the other, no sleeve braid or buttons.
Owned Michael G. Glennan
Owner Regiment 2nd North Carolina Artillery (36th North Carolina State Troops)
ADC to Col. William Lamb
Made Peter Tait, Limerick, Ireland
Event Second Battle of Fort Fisher
Provenance Michael G. Glennan wore this shell jacket and a pair of pants (.54a) as part of his Confederate uniform. Glennan was among the defenders of Fort Fisher and surrendered with the garrison in January 1865. He was exchanged and paroled in Norfolk in April 1865.

The shell jacket is a much altered enlisted man's jacket made under the contract with Peter Tait, Limerick, Ireland. The jacket has been taken in, the collar altered and the front cut from eight to seven buttons. The Tait size markings, however, still survive in the linen lining.
People Glennan, Michael G.
Search Terms Second Battle of Fort Fisher
Subjects Uniforms
Prisoners of war