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Object Name Set, Chess
Catalog Number 0985.04.00061c-i
Date 1865
Description Chess pieces carved from maple and a dark wood contained in a wooden box with a sliding lid (a,b). 33 pieces, some are broken.
Material wood
Dimensions H-3.25 W-4.5 L-6 inches
Owned James W. Bowles
Owner Regiment 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C
Made James W. Bowles
Provenance Chess set made by Captain James W. Bowles, Company C, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry while a prisoner on Johnson's Island in 1865.
People Bowles, James W.
Search Terms Johnson's Island Military Prison
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Games
Gaming
Chess