Overall: 15 1/4 x 9 x 2 in. ( 38.7 x 22.9 x 5.1 cm )
handwritten in ink: on obverse and reverse of tag attached to object: "Military suit of / J. J. Van Nest / Civil War / Hat & plume / Also U.S.A. insignia / (over) / Jacob Janeway Van Nest / was the father of / Mrs. W. Merritt Post / nee Katharine Elizabet
Military plume consisting of mostly white feathers and a few red feathers bound to a wooden shaft.
Gift of Mrs. W. Merritt Post
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