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Object Name Furniture, Doll
Catalog Number 0985.13.00010a
Description The toy bench is a miniature piece of furniture made of balsa wood. The bench is associated with a toy stool (.10a).
Material wood
Dimensions H-7 inches
Owned Davis family [Davis children]; unidentified Union soldier
Owner Regiment 34th Illinois Infantry
Event Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
Provenance The toy bench and toy stool belonged to the Jefferson Davis children during their residency in the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. Left behind during the evacuation, Union troops removed the toys from the house. --"Chair and stool taken from the White House by a member of the 34th Illinois [Infty] U.S.A. in 1865. Kept by the mother of the donor, Dr. A. Sawyer Jones, Dundee, NY."
People Davis family [Davis children]
unidentified Union soldier
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
items captured by Union soldiers
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
Occupation of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
United States Army
White House of the Confederacy
Subjects toys
children
girls
boys