* Evening coat Made during World War One, this unique garment was made by a Mother for her son as he was convalescing from injuries sustained in the conflict. Made from silk hexagonal patchwork, the fabric dates from the 1890s. This dressing gown was worn as an evening coat by subsequent family members before it was donated to the museum in Norwich.
The Conquered Banner sheet music. The June 24, 1865 issue of the New York Freeman’s Journal and Catholic Register featured a poem by “Moina” entitled “The Conquered Banner.” Capturing the mourning resignation of the Confederate South after Appomattox, the poem became an instant classic and was set to music and published in song form before the year was out. October 2015 Documents of the Month | The Conquered Banner (And a Reply) | American Civil War Museum