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Object Name Vest
Catalog Number 0985.10.00114
Description Dark cadet gray wool cloth with standing collar, light blue wool cord piping along collar, front opening and front bottom hem; twelve button front with small brass ball buttons; three pockets with waist pocket flaps piped in light blue with three small brass butons; sky blue polished cotton back panel with cinch belt and metal buckle; off-white cotton osnaburg inner lining.
Owned John Hillary Gary
Owner Regiment 15th Battalion South Carolina Heavy Artillery (Lucas), Co. A
Provenance Capt. John Hillary Gary wore this vest as part of his Confederate uniform during the war. He served in the defenses of South Carolina and was mortally wounded at Battery Wagner (Fort Wagner) on August 12, 1863. Gary died on his 24th birthday, August 17.
People Gary, John Hillary
Search Terms Fort Wagner / Battery Wagner
Subjects Uniforms