Pictures of the Cleburne Kepi and pistol, reunited after 143 years!

The original Kepi and pistol belonging to Confederate General Patrick R. Cleburne was reunited unceremoniously on June 15, 2008, in the Carnton home – formerly the home of John and Carrie McGavock – around 4:30p.m., when Layland Museum curator Ben Hammons, delivered the pistol into the hands of Carnton curator Joanna Stephens. The Kepi is on loan from the Tennessee State Museum. These items were last together in early December, 1864 at Carnton.

Right to photography is graciously provided by Carnton, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Layland Museum in Cleburne, Texas.

One thought on “Pictures of the Cleburne Kepi and pistol, reunited after 143 years!

  1. General Cleburne was truly one of the best and most far-sighted leaders of the Civil War. Had the CSA Government heeded his advice to inscript blacks into the army in exchange for their freedom, perhaps the war would have ended differently. This is a tribute to a truly noble man and a great leader. May his pistol and kepi rest in peace at last.

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