TACWM logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.06.00098
Description Fragment of red cotton lining fabric. The sample is attached to card containing a written history.
Material Fabric/cloth/Cotton
Dimensions W-1 L-3 inches
Owned Robert E. Lee
Event Death and burial of Robert E. Lee, 1870
Provenance The swatch of red cotton lining fabric came from the lining of the dressing gown worn by Gen. Robert E. Lee when he died. The donor states that Gen. Custis Lee gave the fabric swatch to him.
People Lee, Robert E.