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Object Name Purse, Change
Catalog Number 0985.10.00255
Description The change purse is an embossed silver rectangular purse with a slide catch and red silk (now faded) inner pockets.
Dimensions W-4 L-2.5 inches
Owned G. A. Cantkin
Owner Regiment 2nd South Carolina Infantry, Co. H
Event Battle of Fredericksburg
Provenance G. A. Cantkin of Co. H, 2nd South Carolina Infantry, found this purse on the Fredericksburg battlefield in 1863.

"Portemonnaie taken from the battlefield at Fredericksburg, Va, 1863."
People Cantkin, G. A.
Search Terms found on battlefield