|Description||The door is made of painted oak and iron. The wooden frame holds two sections of iron bars, and the center panel has an iron lock plate and key hole.|
|Material||wood; metal (iron)|
|Dimensions||H-82.75 W-35.25 D-2.5 inches|
|Event||imprisonment of Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1865-1867|
The door is said to have been the door to Jefferson Davis' cell while he was a prisoner at Fortress Monroe.
"When the casemate was changed from a prison to officers quarters the iron door was thrown on a heap back of Carroll Hall to be culled for old iron or thrown away and my father [Mr. John Baulch] who was at that time Post Trader in the Fort, asked that he might have the door…."
Doors & doorways