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Officer's sash

unknown place made
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overall: 104 in x 4 1/2 in
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
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Three-dimensional Objects


This burgundy knit sash features two tassels on either end. The tassels are shaped with a dome top and are woven in a diamond pattern. The fringe is twisted. This sash belonged to Corporal John E. Wilkins of Terre Haute, Indiana. To see excerpts from John Wilkins' diary, and the other related Wilkins artifacts, go to the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection website and search for the John E. Wilkins curated grouping of artifacts titled "A Civil War Soldier: John E. Wilkins of Vigo County, Indiana." or copy and paste the following URL into a browser: http://www.lincolncollection.org/collection/curated-groupings/category/john-e-wilkins/ Other Wilkins artifacts in this collection are: Zouave jacket, 71.2009.082.0522; Epaulets, 71.2009.082.0715; Part of the sword belt, 71.2009.082.0423; Belt and buckle, 71.2009.082.0717; Civil War blanket pin, 71.2009.082.0718; Wadsworth Pipe razor, 71.2009.082.0720a-c; Morely & Sons Silver Steel Razors 71.2009.082.0721a-c; Mess kit spoon, 71.2009.082.0719; Crepe worn during Lincoln's funeral events, 71.2009.082.0048; Photograph taken later in life, LN-2595; 1855 Indiana State Fair ribbon, 71.2009.082.0208; 1860 Indiana State Fair ribbon, 71.2009.082.0209; Wilkin's Civil War diary and other paper artifacts are housed at the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum