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Object Name Jacket, Shell
Catalog Number 0985.06.00027
Date 1861
Description Single breasted, 6 button front, brown wool and cotton cloth with black worsted wool twill tape piping on collar and shoulder straps, cotton drill lining in body and sleeves; small civilian geometric design ("Golden Age") brass buttons with no backmarks.
Owned Edward Courtney Jenkins
Owner Regiment 21st Virginia Infantry, Co. B, "Maryland Guard"
Made Kent, Paine, and Company, Richmond, Virginia, CSA
Provenance This is one of the uniforms made by the Richmond firm of Kent, Paine and Company for Maryland companies in Richmond in May 1861. This uniform belonged to Edward Courtney Jenkins, who served in a Maryland company organized as Co. B, 21st Virginia Infantry, "Maryland Guard." He wore this uniform while lost in the mountains for three days and nights; he was found unconscious and never recovered full health enough to permit him to return to the ranks. The mud of Cheat Mountain is said to still cling to the coat from this ordeal.
People Jenkins, Edward Courtney
Subjects Uniforms