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Object Name BUTTON
Catalog Number 0985.10.00034
Description Decorative button, white mother of pearl, oval-shaped with a stud back. Painted on front is a green branch with three red flowers and "EMMA" in blue and underlined. It is attached to a red velvet backing which has been sown onto a card explaining the history.
Dimensions H-0.2 W-0.75 L-1 inches
Owned James V. Welsh; Emma Welsh Miller
Owner Regiment 1st South Carolina Infantry, Co. D
Made James V. Welsh
Provenance Made by James V. Welsh, Company D, 1st South Carolina Infantry. It was made while he was confined for months in Rock Island Prison, Illinois. He sent the button to his sister, Miss Emma Welsh, who later became Mrs. B.F. Miller of Lancaster, South Carolina.
People Welsh, James V.
Miller, Emma Welsh
Search Terms Rock Island Prison, Illinois
Subjects Prisoners of war