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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
Tobacco habit
Souvenirs