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Object Name Haversack
Catalog Number 0985.13.00342, a
Date 1864
Description Haversack of brown leather; brown leather shoulder strap with two buckles and brass swivel hook attached.
Dimensions H-11.5 inches
Owned Thomas Vaden Brooke
Owner Regiment 1st Virginia Artillery, 3rd Co. Richmond Howitzers
Made Brooke, Thomas Brooke (T. V.), Corporal --O. H. Chalkley and Company
Event Battle of Darbytown Road
Provenance Cpl. Thomas Vaden Brooke made and used this haversack while on the line of battle on Darbytown Road in December 1864. Brooke was a member of the 3rd Company of Richmond Howitzers.

"The haversack was made by the owner while the 3rd Howitzers were in line of battle on the Darbytown Road in December 1864. The sheepskin from which it was made was purchased at an enormous price from O. H. Chalkley, 13th St., Richmond." (donor letter)

"Uniform and outfit of Corporal T. V. Brooke, 3rd Co. Richmond Howitzers as worn at Appomattox Court House at the surrender of the Confederates under Gen. Robert E. Lee." (donor note)
People Brooke, Thomas Vaden (T. V.)
Chalkley, O. H.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
items worn home
end of war
Subjects surrenders