|Object Name||Card, Playing|
|Description||This is a deck of fifty-one playing cards. The face side of the cards have pictures of Confederate generals on them. The backs are printed with blue militaristic designs, with a star in the center. Written in pencil on some of the cards' faces are phrases such as "Your House," "A visitor", and "New clothes"|
|Dimensions||H-5.5 W-2.5 inches|
|Owned||John R. Zehender; Zehender family ; Stephen Gordon|
|Owner Regiment||1st Mississippi Light Artillery|
Used by the family of Dr. John R. Zehender during the Civil War.
"Some cards ued by the children in the family of Dr. John R. Zehender, while they were temporarily residing in Liberty, Mississippi. His stepson, Stephen Gordon, a boy of 16 years, went from there to Vicksburg and joined Withers Artillery, Loring's Division, Featherson's Brigade. After serving his country for more than three years, he was severely wounded and nothing definite, beyond the fact that he had been carried to a field hospital, could ever be heard of him." (accession ledger)
Zehender, John R.
Siege of Vicksburg