Civil war shelter tent half owned by George Thompson Garrison

Manufactured by
H. S. McComb, American
Owned by
Garrison, George Thompson, American, 1836 - 1904
Subject of
55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865
Medium
cotton (textile), bone, thread
Dimensions
H x W: 59 × 65 1/4 in. (149.9 × 165.7 cm)
Type
tents
Place made
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, North and Central America
Date
circa 1863
Description
One half of a U.S. Military issued tent owned by G.T. Garrison. The tent is a flat, nearly square piece of cotton cloth. Along the two sides and the upper edge there are button holes, above each of these notches are white circular bone buttons sewn to the cotton, several of which are missing. One edge has neither buttons nor notches. The side on which the buttons are stitched has [Co. I / 55th] stamped in black pigment in the lower-right quadrant. At the top in small, faded letters [H.S. McCOMB / WILMINGTON] is stamped in red pigment. The opposite side of the tent is undecorated.
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Military
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Garrison Family in memory of George Thompson Garrison
Object number
2014.115.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Military
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture