Linen blanket; buff linen with red and black bands at both ends; handwritten mark on one side.
Gift of Walter F. Davis
handwritten: blanket side: "DAVIS/...."
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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