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Object Name PANTS
Catalog Number 0985.13.00340a
Description Sky blue wool kersey pants, chasseur pattern with wide legs gathered into cuff band with japanned tine buckles; inner facings and pockets are yellow, brown, and off-white cotton drill, buttons are japanned tin.
Dimensions L-31.5 inches
Owned Thomas Vaden Brooke [T. V. Brooke]
Owner Regiment 1st Virginia Infantry, Co. F
1st Virginia Artillery, Co. C, "Beauregard Rifles"
1st Virginia Artillery, Co. D, "Richmond Howitzers (3rd Co.)"
Made Richmond, Virginia, CSA, 1864 (tenative)
Event Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Provenance Cpl. Thomas Vaden Brooke wore this pair of pants during the war; the Confederate Quartermaster's Dept issued it to him during the fall 1864, location unknown.

"The pants were also issued to the owner by Quartermaster in the autumn of 1864." (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.)
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
items worn home
homespun (tentative)
ersatz (tentative)
end of war
Subjects Uniforms