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Object Name Furniture, Doll
Catalog Number 0985.13.00027b
Date 1861-1865
Description Miniature side chair; part of set of carved wooden doll furniture, consisting of center table (c) and two side chairs (a-b). The chairs have a crested top with cross slat, no arms, and are upholstered in red and black floral fabric.
Dimensions H-4 W-2.325 L-2.25 inches
Owned Jenkins family
Owner Regiment 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. E
Made James W. Jenkins
Provenance The doll furniture was made by Private James W. Jenkins, Company E, 1st Maryland Cavalry, while imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland. The family history records that Jenkins made one set of furniture but had to make another set for the Union Guards in order to be allowed to send one set home.

[Note: see file for late-20th-c. correspondence with descendents of Union guard who still possessed the second set of furniture.]
People Jenkins, James W.
Search Terms Point Lookout Military Prison, Maryland
Subjects toys
Prisoners of war