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Object Name Vest
Catalog Number 0985.13.00568
Description Vest of cadet gray wool cloth with stand up collar, back panel is dark brown cotton drill, inner lining is white cotton sheeting, eight button front with cuff size Virginia state buttons with backmark: "PETTIBONE MF'G CO./CIN" (added after the war).
Dimensions H-39 W-17 inches
Owned Ambrose Powell Hill [A. P. Hill]
Owner Regiment 13th Virginia Infantry; Hill's Brigade; Hill's Light Division; 3rd Corps
Provenance "A graduate of West Point and decorated Mexican War veteran, A.P. Hill was a professional soldier. In Confederate service, he rose from colonel of the 13th Virginia Infantry to lieutenant general in command of the Army of Northern Virginia's Third Corps. Known for his tempestuous personality and his red battle shirt, Hill was killed in battle on April 2, 1865, a week before the army's surrender."
People Hill, Ambrose Powell (A. P.)
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects Uniforms
Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties