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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.13.00199
Date 1862
Description The scrap of white silk fabric with a raised leaf pattern in the weave.
Dimensions W-4 L-5.25 inches
Owned Sarah Campbell Smith Niemeyer [Mrs. Frederick Niemeyer]
Provenance The dress scrap is a piece of Sarah Campbell Smith Niemeyer's wedding dress. She married Frederick Niemeyer on January 2, 1862, in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was killed on May 12, 1864, at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
People Niemeyer, Sarah Campbell Smith [Mrs. William Frederick]
Smith, Sarah Campbell
Niemeyer, William Frederick
Subjects weddings
marriage
women
Civil War, U.S.