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Object Name Chain, Watch
Catalog Number 0985.10.00203
Description Watch chain of double row of steel link with a hook end.
Dimensions L-8.5 inches
Owned A. P. Hubbard
Owner Regiment 4th South Carolina Infantry, Co. B, "Palmetto Riflemen"
Event Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Provenance The watch chain of A.P. Hubbard, 4th South Carolina Infantry, Co. B, "Palmetto Riflemen". At the first Battle of Manassas, a one ounce ball pierced Hubbard's left arm above the elbow, having entered his left side, passing through his testament (Library collection) in his coat pocket, cutting his watch chain in two, and breaking his tooth brush (0985.10.202). This is the first case on record of a testament which saved a soldier's life.
People Hubbard, Arthur Paul
Search Terms items pierced by bullets
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Subjects Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries