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Object Name Box, Chess
Catalog Number 0985.04.00061a
Date 1865
Description Wooden box with a sliding lid (.61b). Carved on the lid of the box: "J.W. Bowles. / Johnson's Is'l. O. / 1865". Each side of the box is decorated with painted flowers, leaves, and the top features a compass. Used to hold chess pieces (.61b-hh).
Material wood
Dimensions H-3.25 W-4.5 L-6 inches
Owned James W. Bowles
Owner Regiment 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C
Made James W. Bowles
Provenance Chess set made by Captain James W. Bowles, Company C, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry while a prisoner on Johnson's Island in 1865.
People Bowles, James W.
Search Terms Johnson's Island Military Prison
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Games
Gaming
Chess