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Object Name SASH
Catalog Number 0985.12.00041
Description Sash of red silk cloth (faded to brown) with knotted silk fringe on either end. The sash is associated with a star and crescent badge (.41a).
Dimensions W-6.75 inches
Owned T. Sanders Sale [T. L. Sale]
Owner Regiment Morton's Co. Tennessee Light Artillery
Provenance Sr. 1st Lt. T. Sanders Sale [or T. L. Sale] wore this red sash as part of his Confederate uniform during the war. It was made from a ladies' silk shawl and dyed its present color; the donor has a faint memory that the sash was originally a bright red color, but was dyed dark brown so that it would not be so plainly seen by Northern sharpshooters.
People Sale, T. Sanders
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects uniforms
dyeing
soldiers
Sharpshooting