The Royal NC Depot Jacket
Worn by Private William B. Royal Co. C, 38thNorth Carolina Regiment
Private Royal was a 19 year old farmer from Sampson County, North Carolina when he enlisted on October 18, 1861. He was mustered into Co. C., 38th North Carolina Regiment. On May 5, 1864 he was wounded in the left shoulder at thebattle of the Wilderness, Virginia. Royal returned to duty in September 1864 and was captured at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia on April 1, 1865. He was then paroled and returned home after the war.
4 piece body, 2 piece sleeve, 2 inside patch pockets, functional belt loops, the 7 button front is slightly atypical for an NC jacket. The jacket is made of a fine woolen jean with a very .........