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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.04.00089
Date 1862
Description This is a cloth made of 28 scraps of prints and solids and two pieces of polished cotton all sewn to a silk backing applied to a paper board. There is a stencil printed narrative in the center.

Narrative: "Miss Caby M. Froman and sister, now Mrs. India Froman Sandefur, of Ghent, Carroll county, Kentucky, were in Mt. Washington, KY, in the fall of 1862, just previous to the battle of Perryville. General Buell's army occupied Louisville and a portion of General Bragg's army advanced and occupied Mt. Washington. Many of Bragg's men were in need of shirts and other clothing. The pieces which form this border are scraps of goods (all the dry goods obtainable at the time) that were made up into shirts by these ladies and given to Bragg's ragged soldiers, many of whom fell upon the bloody battlefield of Perryville, October 8th. Prompted by some impulse, she can not now explain, the younger sister gathered these scraps from the floor and has kept them for fifty years. They are now presented, as a memorial of the time, to the Kentucky room of the Confederate Museum at Richmond."
Dimensions H-23.75 W-18 inches
Owned Caby Froman; India Froman Sandefur
Made India Froman Sandefur -- Caby Froman
Event Battle of Perryville
Provenance This scrap of cloth was saved from scraps of shirts sewn in Mt. Washington, KY by Miss Caby Froman and her sister Mrs. India Froman Sandefur. It was made for the soldiers of General Braxton Bragg's army just prior to the battle of Perryville, KY in October 1862.

"Miss Caby M. Froman and sister, now Mrs. India Froman Sandefur, of Ghent, Carroll county, Kentucky, were in Mt. Washington, KY, in the fall of 1862, just previous to the battle of Perryville. General Buell's army occupied Louisville and a portion of General Bragg's army advanced and occupied Mt. Washington. Many of Bragg's men were in need of shirts and other clothing. The pieces which form this border are scraps of goods (all the dry goods obtainable at the time) that were made up into shirts by these ladies and given to Bragg's ragged soldiers, many of whom fell upon the bloody battlefield of Perryville, October 8th. Prompted by some impulse, she can not now explain, the younger sister gathered these scraps from the floor and has kept them for fifty years. They are now presented, as a memorial of the time, to the Kentucky room of the Confederate Museum at Richmond."
People Froman, Caby
Sandefur, India Froman
Subjects Shirts
women