Vest

Description
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."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
vest
associated date
1851-1902
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)
Measurements
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
AF*10622
catalog number
10622
accession number
46623
subject
Military
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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