Harrison Tate Jacket

Textiles; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Harrison Tate Jacket
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Peter Tate and Co., Manufacturer
Confederate jacket worn by Private William Harvey Harrison (1870-1922). The jacket was manufactured in great quality under contract by the Peter Tate and Co. firm of Limerick, Ireland, and run through the blockade to the South. Large numbers of this jacket were issued throughout the Confederacy late in the war and several features are unusual about it; it is nearly entirely machine-sewn, the lining is linen when virtually no linen was being produced domestically in the Confederacy, and faint markings of the British military sizing system are evident in the lining. Gift of Maryland Line Confederate Soldier's Home, Pikesville, Maryland.
Date of Original: 
ca. 1864
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