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.

Associated Dates: 1864-08-29 through 1865-06-03

User: Pratt, Charles Gillette

Associated Place: United States: Idaho, Twin Falls

Related Event: Civil War


See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Naval, Civil War, Military

Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.0433.01Catalog Number: 1993.0433.01Accession Number: 1993.0433

Object Name: jumperOther Terms: jumper; Uniform; Navy; Enlisted

Physical Description: wool (overall material)pearl (overall material)cotton (overall material)blue (overall color)white (overall color)Measurements: average spatial: 30 1/2 in x 24 1/2 in; 77.47 cm x 62.23 cm


Record Id: nmah_1161784

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