Friday, August 14, 2015

Voting to Save Artifacts in Virginia

From the August 5, 2015, Washington Post "Vote to save endangered Civil War artifacts" by Linda Wheeler.

There are 25 nominees for the Virginia Association of Museum's annual Most Endangered List and people are encouraged to go online and vote.

Ine of the nominees is from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, in Portsmouth.  They are asking for help in conserving the officer's frock coat that had belonged to Captain Gary F. Grimes, commander of the Grimes Battery/Portsmouth Light Artillery.

This unit formed during the War of 1812 and was disbanded when they became a part of the Confederate Army.

--Old Secesh

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