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Object Name PIPE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00658
Date 1863
Description Pipe of carved dogwood. The bowl and the lower stem are in the shape of a kneeling man in uniform. The stem is loose from the bowl and brass connecting ring is distorted.
Material wood (dogwood)
Dimensions H-6.5 W-5 L-6 inches
Owned John F. Brooks
Owner Regiment 4th Texas Brigade (Hood's Brigade)
Made John F. Brooks
Provenance This is a pipe made from a piece of dogwood that was cut by a shell thrown from a gunboat on the Potomac River in 1863. It was made by John F. Brooks with his pen knife, and afterwards used by him. He was a 1st lieutenant in the 4th Texas (Hood's) Brigade. "He came from Texas to defend his native land."
People Brooks, John F.
Subjects Smoking
Pipes (Smoking)
Tobacco pipes
Tobacco habit