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Title: Long coat
Description: Black long coat with buttons down the front, 3 of 3.
Description: Historical Note: Accession notes state this black taffeta dress was made from material brought home by Gaston Webb Swofford, who was stationed at Rio Grande City, Texas, at the close of the Civil War. Mr. Swofford brought a 30-yard bolt of taffeta, some fine white jaconet, calico, and domestic to his mother, Mrs. John Hoyle Swofford (Lady Pruett, born in North Carolina and died in Grandview, Texas) and his sisters. This dress was made and worn by Lady Elvena Swofford (born in North Carolina in 1848 and died in 1934 in Gatesville, Texas), who married Benjamin Franklin Jackson in Johnson County, Texas, in 1866 after his return from the Confederate army.
Citation information: ATF0179, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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