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Object Name Souvenir
Catalog Number 0985.03.00105
Date 1863
Description The souvenir consists of a lock of red-blonde hair in a white paper envelope. The outside of the envelope contains the following inscription, "E. H. Hall died, Jan 1st 1863, Murfreesboro, Hair stained with blood." The lock of hair is associated with a leather wallet (0985.3.104).
Material hair (human)
Dimensions W-4.5 L-3 inches
Owned Edward H. Hall
Owner Regiment 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters, Co. C
Event Battle of Murfreesboro / Stones River
Provenance The lock of hair came from Edward H. Hall's head, possibly stained with his blood. He was the Color Bearer for 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters, Co. C. Hall died on January 1, 1863 at the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was formerly stored inside of his prayer book.
People Hall, Edward Hugh
Search Terms Battle of Murfreesboro / Stones River
color bearers
Subjects hair
mourning
Dead persons
Casualties, War
War casualties