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Coverlet

From the collections of the
Kentucky Historical Society
Accession Number 1981.28

Coverlet, c. 1860

97.4" x 69.25"

Fabrics and blankets gave comfort to soldiers during the war. Men used them for warmth and padding when they were sleeping in tents or outside. A Confederate soldier traded the Crain family this coverlet for a wool blanket. He was one of 100 soldiers who camped on the Crain family farm in Wolfe County. They set fire to the haystacks on the farm when they left.

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