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Object Name Telescope
Catalog Number 0985.13.00378
Description Telescope: Monocular optic device of brass covered in mahogany veneer. Engraved on a brass mount is: "W.J. Brown, C.S.A. / Jackson, Miss / U.S. Navy (R) 13409". No case.
Material metal/wood/glass
Dimensions W-1.75 L-9.75 inches
Owned William J. Brown / Joseph E. Johnston
Provenance Used by General Joseph E. Johnston during the Civil War. The subsequent owner, William Jasper Brown, loaned the spyglass to the Navy Department during World War I for use in the "Eyes for the Navy" program. A certificate of thanks was signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
People Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Search Terms WWI
Subjects Optical devices
World War I