Artifact of the Month

January 2018 Artifact of the Month | Burgwyn Cap

By Robert Hancock
Senior Curator & Director of Collections

Mary Galt made this cap for Captain William H.S. Burgwyn while he was at home in Northampton County, NC, recuperating from a wound received at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1, 1864. He returned to duty but was wounded again outside Richmond, VA, in September and taken prisoner. He spent the remainder of the war a P.O.W. 


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