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Object Name DRESS
Catalog Number 0985.02.00100
Description Child dress of homespun cotton, darkened with age, neckband, bodice gathered into waistband, long gathered sleeves, double hem. White glass buttons on back, stained across the skirt.
Dimensions L-23 inches
Owned Korah Parramore (tentative)
Made Florida, CSA (tentative)
Provenance This child's homespun dress was sent in memory of a little girl who went away [died?] while her father, Dr. H. J. Parramore, surgeon in the Confederate Army, was a prisoner of war in 1863.

According to the 1860 Federal Census, Henry J. Parramore of Madison, Florida had one young daughter: Korah, born 1859. His wife was Antoinetta M. Brinson Parramore. The dress is believed to have belonged to their daughter Korah. The dress is also believed to have been made during the war.

Henry J. Parramore was Assistant Surgeon of the 50th Georgia Regiment. He was captured at Gettysburg after being left behind to tend to the wounded, and was reportedly exchanged on 21 November 1863. Parramore was from Madison, Florida. He appears on the 1850 census from Madison as being 18 years old, and may have received his medical degree from City University of New York. Parramore is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison.
People Parramore, Henry Jones
Parramore, Korah (tentative)
Parramore, Antoinetta M. Brinson [Mrs. Henry Jones]
Brinson, Antoinetta M.
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg
surgeons
ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
children
Clothing & dress
Death (tentative)
girls
Medical personnel
Medicine
Memorials
POW's
prisoners
Prisoners of war
slavery (tentative)
slaves (tentative)