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Object Name Chain, Watch
Catalog Number 0985.13.01302
Description Double link watch chain made from the woven hair of horses.
Material hair
Dimensions W-0.25 L-50 inches
Owned Thomas D. Davidson
Made unidentified Confederate POW
Provenance Chain made from the tails of officers' horses at Elmira Prison by Confederate prisoners of war. Bought by Thomas D. Davidson while a prisoner there. He served as clerk of the prison, receiving ten cents a day.
People Davidson, Thomas D.
unidentified Confederate POW
Search Terms Elmira Prison, New York
Subjects hair
jewelry
POW's
Prisoners of war
prisoners
Clerks