Blanket

Date:
1863

Federal QMD issue blanket. Greyish brown wool. Diagonal cream-colored ribs 1/8" apart. Black stripe, 3 3/8" W at either end, 3 3/4" from edge. Three line "US" stitched in center -distance across three lines is 1". Height of letters is 5 1/2", spread (from left of edge of "U" to right edge of "S") is 8 1/2". Nap still present -some evidence of shoddy -red, black, dark brown, blue fibers in wool. Edges parallel to stripes have been partially bound by red yarn, 1/4" to 1/2" long diagonal stitches, appears only to have been bound in areas where fraying was occurring -some of the stitches might have also fallen out. 3/2/10 inventory: #14

Description (physical):

Wool.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1998.105.001
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier