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Sash - Thomas Wheat Sr

Revolutionary War Sash
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Sash - Thomas Wheat Sr
About this object
18th Century Revolutionary War Sash
Medium and Materials
Silk and wool
Measurements
112” long and 11” wide
Subject and Association Description
18th Century Revolutionary War Sash, dark red, made of silk and wool. 112” long and 11” wide. The sash belonged to Thomas Wheat Sr.

Thomas Wheat Sr was born May 12, 1723, fought at, and survived, the Battle of Bunker Hill (Col. Pierce Long’s regiment), and died at the remarkable age of 99, Feb 12, 1822. He is buried at the Town House Cemetery, Groton N.H.

His son, Thomas Wheat Jr. (b. July 7, 1750), was killed during the battle.

The sash has been handed down by 4 generations of Wheat’s, until Ellen Wheat donated it to the CHS.

The sash has been examined by the curator of Costume and Textiles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who consulted with a specialist in historic military uniforms. It is similar to surviving sashes worn by both American and British officers from the Revolutionary War period, and believed to be genuine.
Credit Line
Donated by Ellen Wheat.
Object Type
Military

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