|Description||The handcuff (or wrist shackle) consists of two iron rings joined by a dog clip. The rings are hinged and have dowel pin closures. Stamped on each cuff "Froggatt / Warranted / Wrought" and the "15".|
|Dimensions||W-3 L-9 inches|
6th Virginia Cavalry, Co. K, "Loudoun Cavalry"
43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Co. G
2nd Virginia Cavalry, Co. G
These wrist shackles or handcuffs were used in the capture of Capt. William Worsley Mead. When on a furlough at "Greenway", his home, the Yankees came to capture and handcuff him. Not finding him they locked and left the handcuffs behind.
Mead was absent on sick furlough 2-5-2/26/1862, and home in December 1862 saying he was "completely broken down"; it may have been on one of these occasions that the shackles were intended to be used.
Mead, William Worsley
Prisoners of war (tentative)