The original of this handkerchief was carried by Sgt. Ira L. Lindsey of the 25th Massachusetts, and was among the articles collected from him after he was killed during the Battle of Cold Harbor. It is in the private collection of South Union Mills, and was obtained as part of a collection that included a watch chain and two handkerchiefs. Ira Lindsey was born in July 1825 in Leeds, Maine, and moved to Massachusetts, where he married Mary Estabrook in June, 1857. Ira was a shoe marker and a machinest, and as an adult was a resident of Worcester, MA. In June 1864, Ira enlisted in the 25th Massachusetts Infantry, and participated in the campaigns of that regiment until his death. He was in the Peninsula Campaign, and was promoted to Sergeant following acts of bravery and gallantry. Ira was killed during the Battle of Cold Harbor in June, 1864. Our reproduction handkerchief is a faithful repro of the original handkerchief carried by Ira Lindsey, and measures 24x16 inches and is made of 100% cotton.