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Object Name PAPERWEIGHT
Catalog Number 0985.10.00089
Description Paperweight: rectangular piece of black marble with polished edges. Paper label adhered to surface, inscribed in ink, "J. S. Beck / Florence SC / 1896".
Material stone (marble)
Dimensions W-1.5 L-4.5 D-1 inches
Event Battle of Fort Sumter
Provenance "Paperweights made of marble taken from a mantel in the room occupied by Gen. Anderson when in command of Fort Sumter. The secession of South Carolina and the firing on U.S. Fort Sumter by the people of Charleston, marked the beginning of the Civil War."

Possible attribution: "Part of a mantle piece taken from Fort Sumter after the siege and fire of 1861."
People Anderson, Robert