George Thompson Garrison, American, 1836 - 1904 Search this
55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865 Search this
cotton (textile), bone, thread
H x W: 59 × 66 in. (149.9 × 167.6 cm)
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States, North and Central America
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.