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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.13.00561
Description Single breasted, 9 button front, greenish-brown wool jean homespun cloth with yellow cotton tape piping on the collar, shoulder straps (with forward-facing buttons) and outside pockets, no facings, brown and white cotton flannel plaid lining in the body, off-white cotton drill lining in the sleeves, and Federal Eagle A buttons with backmarks, "CANFIELD BRO. & CO. / BALTIMORE."
Owned Andrew J. Diggs
Owner Regiment 5th Virginia Cavalry, Co. F
Provenance Pvt. Andrew Jackson Diggs wore this shell jacket and pants (.561a) during the war. He was wearing the jacket when he was killed in a skirmish at Snickersville, Virginia on June 22, 1863.
People Diggs, Andrew J.
Search Terms homespun
ersatz
Subjects Uniforms
Death
Dead persons
Casualties, War
War casualties