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    Silk Brocaded Vest, Circa 1850, that Belonged to Confederate Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman with Ink Script Presentation on the Inside "Capt. Tilgman/ From/ McGrath Sarmiento". (See previous lot) Tilghman was the grandson of Tench Tilghman who served as aide-de-camp to Gen. Washington during the American Revolution and hanging from the lower button hole of the vest, from a white silk ribbon, is an old 2.5" x 3.5" typewritten card, apparently attached by the family when the vest was loaned to a museum, stating "This vest was worn by Col. Tench Tilghman, A. D. C. to General Washington Loaned by Mrs. Sidelll Tilghman". The period of the vest, coupled with Tench Tilghman's death in 1786, leaves little question, however, that the vest belonged to Lloyd rather than Tench Tilghman. Interestingly, Gen. Tilghman worked on railroads in Panama, both before and after his Mexican War service as a captain of artillery. The vest unquestionably dating to this 1840-1850 period. The front of the vest composed of fine white silk brocade with three pockets and rolled collar. Ten button front, the buttons covered with woven thread. Very fine condition, just some minor deterioration under the arms. Belted cotton back, also lined with cotton, with a kid leather liner along the bottom edge. Entirely, and exquisitely, hand stitched. Attractive and historic piece of period costume owned by a gallant Confederate general killed in action at Champion's Hill , May 16, 1863.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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