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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.13.00566
Description Single breasted, 9 button front, cadet gray wool and cotton cloth with buff wool piping on collar, shoulder straps (with forward-facing buttons) and belt loops; no facings; green, blue, and red plaid cotton homespun lining in body, white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves; gold braid captain's collar insignia, and gold sleeve braid; Federal Eagle I buttons with no backmark and local Confederate staff buttons with no backmark.
Owned John Washington Bullock
Owner Regiment 5th Virginia Cavalry, Co. D
Provenance Shell jacket of Captain John "Jack" Washington Bullock. He was wounded in action at Dumfries, Virginia on December 24, 1862. He was captured and received every attention and courtesy from two of his own company, who were also taken prisoner and detailed to nurse him. He died of his wounds behind enemy lines on January 8, 1863. He was buried in the family cemetery at Boonsboro, Bedford County, Virginia.
People Bullock, John Washington
Search Terms homespun
ersatz
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
Death
POW's
Prisoners
Prisoners of war
Uniforms
War casualties
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries