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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.02.00064
Description Single breasted, 7 button front, very light brown (faded from gray?) cotton homespun with no piping or facings, no lining; Louisiana state buttons with backmark: "HYDE & GOODRICH/ NEW ORLEANS". Pin of bone, heart-shaped (a) attached to left breast.
Material Fabric/Cloth/Cotton/Metal
Dimensions H-19.5 W-18 inches
Owned Charles Locke Beard
Owner Regiment Florida Military Institute
Event Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
Provenance Charles Locke Beard donated his cadet jacket, explaining that he wore it when he was fifteen years old and attending the Florida Military Institute in Tallahassee, in 1865. Beard served in the Cadet Corps, also known as the "Baby Corps", in the Battle of Natural Bridge on March 6, 1865, which helped to preserve the capital city as the only southern capital east of the Mississippi not captured during the Civil War.
People Beard, Charles Locke
Search Terms Florida Military Institute
Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
ersatz
homespun
Subjects children
Teenagers
boys
Cadets
Students
Uniforms
Military academies