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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.09.00108
Description Piece of rectangular wood, with U-shaped groove cut into it. On one end is written in black ink, "B.56 / From / Arlington". A red, white, and blue ribbon is attached with a pin.
Material wood
Dimensions H-1.25 W-3.25 D-1 inches
Provenance Piece of wood from Arlington.

"A shell which was fired at the salute over the grave of Sir Moses Ezekiel at the time of his burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, on April 30, 1921…." The donor was present at the burial exercises and secured the shell. The piece of wood to which the shell is tied, is from the original floor of Robert E. Lee's home at Arlington, Virginia. [Note: the piece of shell is unlocated, but this is presumed to be the Arlington-associated wood, based on Arlington association and same donor last name].
People Ezekiel, Moses Jacob
Lee, Robert E.