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Object Name Glasses, Field
Catalog Number 0985.13.00203
Description Binocular optic device with brass cylinders covered with black leather. Damaged eye piece. "Superior" marked on eye pieces. With case (.203a).
Material metal/Leather/Glass
Dimensions W-6 L-7 inches
Owned Ambrose Powell Hill [A. P. Hill]
Owner Regiment 13th Virginia Infantry; Hill's Brigade; Hill's Light Division; 3rd Corps
Event Third Battle of Petersburg
Provenance Lt. Gen. A. P. Hill used these field glasses. He was carrying them on April 2, 1865 when he was killed near Boydton Plank Road. One of his aides picked them up and sent them to Mrs. Hill. She sent them to her brother Robert Morgan. Mr. Morgan bequeathed the glasses to his great nephew Mr. Applegate.
People Hill, Ambrose Powell (A. P.)
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects Optical devices
Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties