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Object Name SPOON
Catalog Number 0985.11.00022
Description Large silver tablespoon with a simple raised line following the outline of the spoon handle. "Vicksburg" is engraved on the handle. "Meriden Brita Co." stamped on back of handle stem.
Material metal
Dimensions L-8 inches
Owned Watson Meredith Gentry
Made Meriden Britannia Company, Connecticut, USA
Event Siege of Vicksburg
Provenance One of six spoons given to Dr. Watson Meredith Gentry for his own use, when he took charge of a Vicksburg hotel as a hospital. The donor supposes the hotel was called "The Vicksburg". Dr. Gentry was surgeon of the Provisional Army of Tennessee, and later of 17th Tennessee Infantry, throughout the war.
People Gentry, Watson Meredith
Search Terms Siege of Vicksburg
Vicksburg Campaign
surgeons
Subjects hospitals
Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel
gifts