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Object Name Snuffbox
Catalog Number 0985.13.00100
Description Black composition box with hinged lid decorated with "Help Yourself" in gold Old English (or Gothic) letters and decorated with a line of gold trim.
Dimensions H-1.5 W-4.5 D-2 inches
Owned John Overton Casler; unidentified Union soldier
Owner Regiment 33rd Virginia Infantry, Co. A, "Potomac Guards"
Event Battle of Chancellorsville
Provenance This snuffbox was found on the battlefield of Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863 by John O. Casler, 33rd Virginia Infantry. It was taken from the pocket of a dead Union soldier.
People Casler, John Overton
unidentified Union soldier
Search Terms items captured from Union soldiers
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
found on battlefield
Battle of Chancellorsville
Subjects Tobacco
Tobacco habit
Dead persons