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Object Name Piece, Chess
Catalog Number 0985.05.00084a-ff
Description The chess set contains thirty-two wooden figures with simply turned designs light brown and dark brown in color. The pieces are not marked. The chess set is associated with a chessboard (0985.5.84).
Owned Lucy Nelson Howard; Robert Nelson Howard
Owner Regiment 14th Louisiana Infantry, Co. A
Provenance Capt. (John P. or Thomas P.) Farrar of Co. A, 14th Louisiana Infantry presented this set of chessmen and chess board (0985.5.84) to Mrs. Lucy Nelson Howard of Yorktown, Virginia in 1861. Farrar was stationed at "Ship's Point" in York County, Virginia. Mrs. Nelson gave the chess board and chessmen to her son, Robert Nelson Howard.
People Farrar, John P.
Farrar, Thomas P.
Howard, Lucy Nelson
Howard, Robert Nelson
Subjects Games
Gaming
Chess