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    Hand-Sewn Cloak Made Expressly for the Civil War Soldiers in the Field. Patterned after the French talma, this attractive, pullover dark blue wool cloak was most likely made by an earnest Boston area sewing circle and intended to protect their stalwart volunteers from the chill of nights in camp. The piece is edged in red worsted tape as is the hood of the cloak and a closure tab. There is no lining but inside the opening at the front is sewn a small white patch on which is stamped in a circle "Donation Committee/Mrs. H. G. Otis/Agent/City of Boston." A havelock in the collection of well known historical artist Don Troiani also has the identical stamping. Condition is excellent. A perfect example of home front support for the soldiers in the field.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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