Confederate shell jackets

Some of Longstreet’s First Corps received new shell jackets from the state of North Carolina when their train stopped en route from Petersburg, VA, to Ringgold, GA, in the late summer of ’63.

“Wasn’t made well, I came to find out,” Bird Clark said of his gray jacket. It probably didn’t look as bad as these museum pieces (scroll down for the photos) but, then again, who can be sure?

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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