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Object Name Scribe, Metal
Catalog Number 0985.13.00809c
Date 1861-1865
Description Metal scribe: made from a piece of wood handle with a small metal 'nub'. Handle is in the shape of a whittled down straight-sided dowel. One end was given a point which resembles a pyramid. The other end was whittled down to a blunted point into which the piece of metal was inserted. Probably used to score or etch.
Material wood/metal
Dimensions H-0.613 W-0.375 L-1.25 inches
Owned James T. C. Hundley
Owner Regiment 34th Virginia Infantry, Co. K
Made Pvt. James T. C. Hundley
Provenance The box and its contents belonged to Mr. Hundley while a prisoner of war in Elmira Prison, N.Y. Mr. Hundley was of Co. K, 34th Virginia Infantry.
People Hundley, James T. C.
Search Terms Elmira Prison, New York
Union prisons
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
scribes
tools
Prison facilities