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Object Name Box, Jewelry
Catalog Number 0985.06.00099
Date 1861
Description Jewelry box made of wood; there is a wooden peg on one side which should lift up to allow the lid to rotate. It has a rectangular shape and the top lid slides away from the rest of the lid where the curve is to reveal nothing.
Dimensions H-2.875 W-1.5 L-4.5 inches
Owned Alfred Hughes
Made Alfred Hughes
Provenance Dr. Alfred Hughes made this jewelry box while imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio. A physician and resident of Wheeling (West) Virginia, he was held on a charge of disloyalty (for writing seditious letters against Lincoln's administration as correspondent for the Baltimore Exchange) for eight months during 1862. Hughes was specially exchanged on December 25, 1862 and went to Richmond, Virginia, where he became a member of the Virginia legislature and served in that capacity until Richmond fell in April 1865. Hughes was also the personal physician to General Robert E. Lee and his family during and after the war.

People Hughes, Alfred
Search Terms Camp Chase, Ohio
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Prison facilities
Political prisoners