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Object Name STONE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00040
Description The stone is a plain round rock. Its history is hand-printed in ink on the surface: "Found in Libby Prison / ___ by William Gilliam /...cleaning the building / after Federal prison... / Given to Geo. S. Palmer / Donated by / Mrs. S. P. Blair".
Material Stone
Dimensions Dia-4 inches
Owned William Gilliam
Provenance William Gilliam found this stone, shaped like a cannon ball, on the floor of Libby Prison when he was cleaning the building after the Federal prisoners left. Gilliam gave the stone to George S. Palmer.
People Gilliam, William
Search Terms Libby Prison
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
prisons