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Object Name HANDKERCHIEF
Catalog Number 0985.13.00089
Date July 1863
Description The red-and-white striped handkerchief is made from lawn cloth and has a simple turned under hand stitched edge.
Dimensions W-14.25 L-17.5 inches
Owned David Hunter
Owner Regiment 2nd Virginia Infantry, Co. D, "Berkeley Border Guards"
Made unidentified Gettysburg, Pennsylvania girl
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance "Handkerchief made from lawn bought in Gettysburg, Pa., after the battle, July 1863 by Sgt. David Hunter, 2nd Virginia Infantry, a younger brother of Major R.W. Hunter who was killed at the battle of Cedar Creek. A young girl of Gettysburg who appeared more amiable than the others made and hemmed four handkerchiefs from the yard of lawn."
People Hunter, David
unidentified girl
unidentified child
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg
Subjects girls
children
civilians