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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.13.00563
Description Single breasted, 9 button front, grayish-green wool and cotton cloth with no piping or facings, green, red, and blue plaid cotton homespun lining in body, white polished cotton lining in sleeves, no insignia or sleeve braid, threaded loops for shoulder boards, five remaining Virginia state buttons with backmark: "HORSTMANN & ALLIEN/NY."
Dimensions W-15 L-22 inches
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