Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Cloak of Isaac DENISON, Sr.

This cloak was found in the attic of the Denison Homestead with a note claiming it was the cloak that he wore during the Revolutionary War. (see "If Cloaks Could Talk" in this article)

Since Grace Denison Wheeler's book states that he was too ill to serve, this cloak may have survived because he didn't fight in the harsh outside weather of Connecticut but wore it when he opened his home for those who were fighting.

It is a great treasure. I enjoyed seeing it, touching it (with gloves on, of course) and photographing it. Not every family is so lucky to have such an honored piece of clothing worn by our ancestor.

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