thread and sinew-sewn softly tanned hide; decorated with small glass beads in colors of pony trader blue, pink, white, and Charlotte-cut red white-heart, eggplant, and periwinkle; fringe hangs from lower edge, overall length 20.5 in. mid-19th century
Brigadier General Charles Hale Morgan (1835-1875) graduated West Point in 1857. "After leaving the Military Academy, he served at Fort Monroe, Virginia, for a time and then took part in the expedition of 1859 under Albert Sidney Johnston which stilled a potential Mormon Uprising against the authority of the United States... He distinguished himself during the Civil War as chief of artillery and later chief of staff to General Winfield S Hancock... Postbellum he had duty at a number of artillery garrisons: Fort Delaware, and Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay" (Warner 1964: 331-332).
Provenance: Collected by Brigadier General Charles Hale Morgan (1835-1875) and Descended through the Family