Child’s Uniform

From the collections of the
Kentucky Historical Society
Accession Number 1939.553

Child’s Uniform, 1915

14" x 11 3/4" (jacket) 20" (pants)

After the war, veterans organizations were formed to help the former soldiers. Some veterans needed medical care and a place to live. So, Kentucky opened a Confederate Veterans Home in Peewee Valley. In 1915, 50 years after the end of the war, there was a soldiers’ reunion at the home. William Griffith, Jr., whose grandfather was the commandant of the home, wore this child-sized Confederate uniform at the reunion to entertain the veterans.