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Object Name Chest, Mess
Catalog Number 0985.13.00433
Description Pine chest with rope; iron hasps on the front and top. Stenciled in black on top is, "Gen'rl Jos. E. Johnson."
Dimensions H-29.25 W-16.5 L-15 inches
Owned Joseph E. Johnston; James Ferguson
Provenance Used by General Joseph E. Johnston during the Civil War. He later presented it to his body servant during the war, James Ferguson.
People Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Ferguson, James
Search Terms Body Servants
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
gifts