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Object Name TABLE
Catalog Number 0985.04.00099
Description The table is unassembled and has six remaining pieces (probably pieces are missing). The top consists of two wood rectangular panels (.99a-.99c), with one panel broken into two pieces. (.99d-f) are three miscellaneous cross pieces; (.99d) has two metal hinges; (.99e) has screw holes, broken leather straps, and one rounded edge; and (.99f) has screw holes and broken leather straps but also has two straight edges.
Dimensions W-36 L-45 inches
Owned Gustavus W. Smith; Robert F. Morris
Owner Regiment 179th Infantry (City of Richmond), 4th Division, 2nd Brigade, Virginia State Militia
Staff - Maj. Gen. Gustavus Woodson Smith
Provenance "The table was at the headquarters table of Maj. Gen. Gustavus W. Smith. He and his staff officers used it as a 'mess table' throughout the war. Col. Robert F. Morris was the Chief Engineer of Gustavus' staff. At the end of the war, Morris "secured" the table and preserved it as a memento." Morris was Col. of the 179th Infantry (City of Richmond) of 4th Division, 2nd Brigade of Virginia State Militia from 1861-1864.
People Smith, Gustavus Woodson
Morris, Robert F.
Search Terms Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Engineering