There are a few things in the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum truly makes us emotional. This is one of those items: gloves soaked in the blood of Lt Henry Prescott of the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, who was shot and killed at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. He was one of the first RI casualties in the U.S. Civil War.
Please take a moment to read the display signage that goes with this stark reminder of the human cost of war.
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