Blanket

Object Number: 
1948.431
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 76 1/4 x 55 in. ( 193.7 x 139.7 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink on blanket side: "DAVIS/...."
Description: 
Wool blanket; buff color with red and black bands at both ends; ink inscription (faded) on one side.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this blanket was used by the donor's father, Private David P. Davis of the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry (Duryea's Zouaves), during the Civil War. The blanket was fastened to the top of Private Davis's knapsack.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter F. Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group