Overall: 3/8 x 6 3/4 x 94 in. ( 1 x 17.1 x 238.8 cm )
Red silk hand-knitted sash, with fringe on both ends.
This sash is part of an ensemble was worn by Ebenezer Stevens (1751-1823), who participated in the Boston tea party in 1773 and rose to the rank of General during the Revolution. He served under Lafayette in Virginia and commanded the artillery at the siege of Yorktown. The Society also has Stevens' tailcoat, epaulets, badge of the Society of the Cincinnati, and a portrait (1915.1) depicting him wearing the above with this sash.
Gift of Frederic Gallatin, 1889
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