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BOSTON -- The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, which was chartered 1638 by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony, is the oldest chartered military organization in the western hemisphere. Since 1746, its headquarters and armory have been in Faneuil Hall, where portraits on the wall honor past commanders. For an upcoming exhibition, John F. McCauley, curator of the organization's museum, and Col. Lawrence A. Willwerth, a committee member, found an unusual artifact in a storage room: a hand-embroidered nightshirt. The tunic includes the names of places that George Eliot Hall, a militia man from a century ago, visited and the dates of his promotions. Draping the vestment on a mannequin is just part of the 'nitty gritty of how the exhibit comes to be,' says McCauley. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff. audio: Voice of John F. McCauley, curator of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery museum <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
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BOSTON -- The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, which was chartered 1638 by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony, is the oldest chartered military organization in the western hemisphere. Since 1746, its headquarters and armory have been in Faneuil Hall, where portraits on the wall honor past commanders. For an upcoming exhibition, John F. McCauley, curator of the organization's museum, and Col. Lawrence A. Willwerth, a committee member, found an unusual artifact in a storage room: a hand-embroidered nightshirt. The tunic includes the names of places that George Eliot Hall, a militia man from a century ago, visited and the dates of his promotions. Draping the vestment on a mannequin is just part of the "nitty gritty of how the exhibit comes to be," says McCauley. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff.

audio: Voice of John F. McCauley, curator of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery museum