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Object Name PEN
Catalog Number 0985.13.00677
Description The pen consists of a gold pen holder with a topaz stone in its head and no nib. "William Smith Governor of Virginia 1846-1849" is engraved on the surface.
Dimensions L-4.25 inches
Owned William Smith [Extra Billy Smith]
Owner Regiment Governor of Virginia
Provenance Gov. William "Extra Billy" Smith used this gold pen and pencil before and during the war. He served as Governor first from 1846 through 1849 and was inaugurated for his second term on January 1, 1864. Smith then served as Governor until the end of the war.
People Smith, William (Extra Billy)