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Object Name DOOR
Catalog Number 0985.13.00043
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
Provenance 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…."
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms Fortress Monroe
Subjects Door fittings
Doors & doorways