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Object Name Blanket
Catalog Number 0985.13.00061
Description Blanket of homespun wool with narrow red, yellow, and green stripes.
Material Wool
Dimensions W-40 L-96 inches
Owned Robert E. Lee
Event Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Provenance This blanket was a part of General Robert E. Lee's field gear. It was documented as being in his camp at Turnbull House during the siege of Petersburg. It was taken from Gen. Lee's headquarters when Petersburg was evacuated, in April 1865.
People Lee, Robert E.
Search Terms Camp equipment
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects Bedspreads
Blankets
weaving
Military camps
Camp life