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Title Uniform, Civil War Union Officer
Catalog Number CVHM-91.223.1-6
Description Acc# 91.223.1 through 91.223.6


Description:
91.223.1: Civil War officer's jacket, dark blue wool, striped lining, brass buttons
91.223.2: Civil War officer's trousers, light blue wool with dark blue stripe up outside of each leg. Button front.
91.223.3: Officer's sash, knit, purple, tassel on each end.
91.223.4: Leather belt with brass buckle.
91.223.5: Leather cap box
91.223.6 A, B: Pair leather over-the-knee boots

All owned by Edwin L. Knight of Springfield, a captain in the 10th Massachusetts Regiment, 1861-1865.

See object file, especially for note regarding Bvt. Major information.


(Below is label for MOSH, pmj)

Edwin L. Knight was born in Brimfield on January 25, 1839. He was mustered into the United States Service, June 21 1861 as First Sergeant of Company E of the Massachusetts 10th. His promotions included Second Lieutenant July 21, 1862, Company G; Captain, January 1, 1863, Company E. He was severely wounded on his left side during the Battle of Spottslvania,VA on May 12, 1864. After serving his full three years of service, he was mustered out on July 21, 1864 as Brevet Major and returned to Springfield to work first for his father's plumbing business and later at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.


Object Name Uniform, Civil War Union Officer
Date 1860-65
Credit line Gift of Mr. and. Mrs. Richard Knight, Jr.
Museum Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
On Exhibit Yes, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History