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Object Name Scribe, Metal
Catalog Number 0985.13.00809e
Date 1861-1865
Description Metal scribe: made from a piece of wood handle with a metal wire. Handle is in the shape of a square straight-sided dowel which tapers to the end opposite the wire. Both ends have a flat end. The larger end has a piece of metal was inserted. Two old chips indicate someone had considered whittling the edges down, but did not continue. The metal wire has two flat sides with a blunted point tip. Probably used to score or etch.
Material wood/metal
Dimensions L-1.25 inches
Owned James T. C. Hundley
Owner Regiment 34th Virginia Infantry, Co. K
Made Pvt. James T. C. Hundley
Provenance The box and its contents belonged to Mr. Hundley while a prisoner of war in Elmira Prison, N.Y. Mr. Hundley was of Co. K, 34th Virginia Infantry.
People Hundley, James T. C.
Search Terms Elmira Prison, New York
Union prisons
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
scribes
tools
Prison facilities