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Original Civil War blanket, possibly Confederate (SOLD)

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This is another interesting piece which I recently acquired from a Civil War collection; it is a plaid design Civil War blanket. This is one of three blankets in the collection – it measures 44” x 68”. This blanket was looked at by a very experienced dealer in 18th and 19th century textiles, and he has an approximate date as circa 1820 – 1850.

I show and discuss blankets in my book “The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items” (see pictures). Understandably, a blanket was one of the most vital pieces of a soldier’s gear. Originally, they were issued, but many were brought or sent from home, especially with the Confederacy. In “American Military Equipage 1851 – 1872”, it states “In no area of supply could there have been as much diversity of color and quality, and even of size, as the Confederate soldier’s blanket” (see pictures).

There is a similar blanket that belonged to Corporal Thomas Brooke, 3rd Richmond Howitzers (see pictures). This may have belonged to a Union soldier, but I would lean more towards something a Confederate soldier used. As seen in the pictures, there are some worn spots, but overall, a very nice example. It would go great in a display of a soldier’s personal effects.

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  1. Awesome purchase.

    Posted by W C Jenkins on 29th Nov 2022

    I purchased this blanket to add to my collection of personally owned and used solder’s items. It’s in great condition with some honest wear spots. It would be awesome to know it’s history.

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