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Object Name Bed, Field
Catalog Number 0985.13.00060
Description Iron folding camp cot.
Material Iron
Dimensions H-37.5 W-30.25 L-75 inches
Owned Robert E. Lee
Event Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
throughout war
Provenance This field bed was used from 1861-1865 by General Robert E. Lee. The bed is documented as having been part of his camp at the William Turnbull house "Edge Hill" during the siege of Peterburg, VA, during the winter and spring of 1864-1865.
People Lee, Robert E.
Search Terms Camp equipment
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects Beds
Military camps
Camp life