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Object Name Case, Field Glasses
Catalog Number 0985.13.00459a
Description Field glasses case covered in black leather. Manufacturer's name "C. DUHAMEL / OPTICIAN / NEW ORLEANS" stencilled in gold letters on top of case lid. Lid was previously hinged, now detached; formerly closed with metal clasp (upper portion on lid now missing); now closes with white chamois tape and white button (later replacements). Lined with pink / red velvet. For field glasses (.459a).

Material Leather/metal/fabric
Dimensions W-6 L-6.5 D-3 inches
Owned William M. Bridges ; unidentified Union soldier
Owner Regiment 1st Special Battalion (Rightor's) Louisiana Infantry, Co. B
1st Louisiana Artillery, Co. E
ADC, AAAG to Brig. Gen. Johnson K. Duncan
AADC to Gen. Braxton Bragg
Bridges' Battery Louisiana Artillery [aka 18th South Carolina Heavy Artillery (Siege Train), Co. D]
Made C. Duhamel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Event Siege of Vicksburg
Provenance Col. William M. Bridges used these field glasses during the war. He commanded river batteries at Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 1863. The field glasses were captured from him and/ returned to him by the Union soldier sometime after the War.
People Bridges, William McKinney
unidentified Union soldier
Search Terms items captured by Union soldiers
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken by Union soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
Siege of Vicksburg
United States Army
Vicksburg Campaign
Subjects Optical devices