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Object Name Armband
Catalog Number 0985.13.00632
Date 1861
Description The badge (armband) is a red flannel wool flat bow, with some fraying about the edges.
Material textile (wool flannel)
Dimensions W-2 L-10.25 inches
Owned Washington Nelson Toler
Owner Regiment 6th Virginia Cavalry, Co. K, "Loudoun Cavalry"
Event Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Provenance The badge was worn by the outpost commands on the left arm as a token of recognition, by special order (issued July 18, 1861) of General P. G. T. Beauregard, at the Battle of First Manassas. The badge was adopted by the Federals, and as a result, some Confederate soldiers went into battle with their badges around their necks. Washington Nelson Toler was the owner of this badge and a member of Co. K, 6th Virginia Cavalry, "Loudoun Cavalry." [Copy of letter (whereabouts of original unknown) from Toler regarding badge is in file.]
People Toler, Washington Nelson
Search Terms Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Subjects Pickets