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Object Name TENT
Catalog Number 0985.13.00200
Description Tent marquee: A southern homespun cotton ticking with sewn together widths of blue and white striped cloth (appears to be ticking) and a scalloped edge that is trimmed with red wool tape. It also has manilla rope edging and ties. Metal eyelets in corners, wrapped in white thread. The rigging (wood and rope) remains with the tent (marquee). [A tent marquee is the "
roof" portion of a tent, without the sides.]
Material Fabric/Rope/wood
Dimensions W-50.5 L-138 inches
Owned Robert Selden Garnett; Percy W. Rice
Owner Regiment Commander of the Confederate troops of North West Virginia & Cleveland Light Artillery, 1st Ohio Artillery, Co. D
Made M.C. Cuddy, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Event Battle of Philippi
Provenance This is the field dining cloth (actually tent marquee) of General Robert Selden Garnett. Used by him on the battlefield of Philippi in West Virginia. The cloth was captured by the Cleveland Light Artillery, Co. D, 1st Ohio Artillery, under command of Captain Percival W. Rice during an advance made by the Federals. Garnett and the Confederates were caught unaware and had to make a hasty retreat.

"This tent was occupied by General Robert S. Garnett, CSA, on the battlefield of Philippi, now West Virginia, where his command was routed by the Federals on June 3, 1861. Captain Percy W. Rice, Cleveland Light Artillery, Co. D, 1st Ohio Artillery, captured the tent…."
People Garnett, Robert Selden
Rice, Percy W.
Search Terms Battle of Philippi
items captured by Union soldiers
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken by Union soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
Items taken North by Union soldiers and later returned South
United States Army
Subjects Retreats, Military