Blue unbleached wool flannel shirt. Plain weave. Short stand up collar. Center front placket. Left breast pocket, patch style with rounded bottom and set on an angle. Dropped shoulders, sleeves set in with no gathers. All hand sewn, French seams. Cloth may have come through blockade from England.
Worn by John Burgwyn MacRae, who enlisted in Martin County in July 1863 and was initially a member of Second Company B (Starr’s Light Battery), Thirty-sixth Regiment North Carolina Troops (Second Regiment North Carolina Artillery). In November 1863 his unit was redesignated Company B, Thirteenth Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery. MacRae saw action in North Carolina near Greenville, at Wyse Fork near Kinston, and in the Battle of Bentonville. He was paroled in Greensboro on April 29, 1865, after the surrender.
Source: North Carolina Museum of History, accession number H.1917.42.1.