Description: This is a red velvet rosette made from a looped bow and attached to a card that reads, "Secession cockade, made by my mother and worn by me."
Historical Note: This red bow was worn by a Polk family cousin during the Civil War. Cockades like this, designed from sewn ribbons and sometimes including a central medallion, were often worn on the hat to symbolize one's allegiance to a cause, identified by the color of the cockade.
Institution: Tennessee State Library & Archives
Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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