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.
This resource is part of the A State Divided: Exploring the Civil War Through Images collection.