This uniform vest, along with the uniform trousers and coat, belonged to Lieutenant Carville of the 165th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was donated to the museum in 1906 by the wearer's sister, Mrs. Eliza C. Fiedler. In her letter to the museum dated November 3, 1906, Eliza wrote "These things I desire to present to the National Museum as it will be a satisfaction for me to feel that these treasured articles will be in the care of the Government."
Currently not on view
Object Name
associated date
associated person; user
Carville, Charles R.
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
dark blue (front color)
glazed cotton (back material)
brown (back color)
brass (buttons material)
overall: 22 in x 14 in; 55.88 cm x 35.56 cm
overall (padded): 19 in x 14 in x 2 in; 48.26 cm x 35.56 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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