Civil War soldier's handmade suit

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Titles Civil War soldier's handmade suit
Description Handmade coarse white cotton jacket and trousers made by Orange S. King, of Company D, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. King reportedly made the suit from a sheet of muslin on which a comrade died during their incarceration at Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War. King had received a bayonet wound to his right eye and was subsequently captured at the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, where the 1st Minnesota sustained the heaviest casualties of any Federal regiment in the field.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 51 centimeters length (3616.H494.A: jacket)
39 centimeters width (3616.H494.A: jacket)
74 centimeters circumference (3616.H494.B: trousers, waist)
75 centimeters length (3616.H494.B: trousers, inseam)
Nomenclature suit (main garment)
jacket (garment)
Materials cotton
Creation Made by: King, Orange S.
Made in: Libby Prison
Made in: Richmond, Independent City, Virginia, United States
Subjects United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864), Company D
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
Minnesota, United States
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Clothing. Men's Suits & Ensembles. Complete Suits
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Clothing. Accessories
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 07/21/1861 - Not later than 01/05/1862
Content: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 3616.H494.A,B (Accession Number)

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