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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 jacket
39 centimeters width jacket
74 centimeters circumference trousers - waist
75 centimeters length trousers - inseam
Nomenclature Suit (main garment)
Jacket (garment)
Trousers
Creation Made by: King, Private Orange S.
Made in Libby Prison
Made in Richmond, Independent City, Virginia, United States
Subjects United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864), Company D
United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Made in Libby Prison
Made in Richmond, Independent City, Virginia, United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
Minnesota, United States
Used in Civil War
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
ID Number 3616.H494.A,B