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Object Name Handle, Cane
Catalog Number 0985.13.01319
Date 1861-1865
Description Carved bone cane handle with two leaves on either side. All around are dot shapes carved and at the bottom are some dots in rectangles encircling the edge. The bottom has three small wire rings around the rim and a hollow opening groved to fit a cane. The top is filled 3/4 of the length of the handle with a white composition material, possibly gesso or plaster.
Dimensions H-3.3 Dia-1.125 inches
Owned unidentified Confederate POW; Albert F. Davis
Owner Regiment Clarke's Cavalry, Fitzhugh Lee's Division.
Made unidentified Confederate POW
Provenance Cane handle carved from a beef bone by a Confederate prisoner of war at Elmira Prison. It was given to Albert F. Davis, a member of Clarke's Cavalry, Fitzhugh Lee's Division.
People unidentified Confederate POW
Davis, Albert F.
Search Terms Elmira Prison, New York
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
gifts