Navy Jumper

Jumpers like this one were worn by enlisted men in the U.S. Navy. This particular jumper belonged to Charles Gillette Pratt, who enlisted on August, 29, 1864 and served aboard the U.S.S. Rhode Island. The U.S.S. Rhode Island had performed many and varied military activities during its tenure in the war. One activity of note was its participation in the Union siege of Fort Fisher in North Carolina on January 15, 1865. The successful land and water attack strangled supply lines to Lee’s army and dealt a crushing blow to Confederate efforts.
Currently not on view
Object Name
associated dates
1864-08-29 through 1865-06-03
Pratt, Charles Gillette
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
pearl (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
average spatial: 30 1/2 in x 24 1/2 in; 77.47 cm x 62.23 cm
average spatial: 44 cm x 81 cm; 17 5/16 in x 31 7/8 in
associated place
United States: Idaho, Twin Falls
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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