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Object Name Telescope
Catalog Number 0985.03.00211
Description Telescope: Monocular field optic with brass and cherry telescoping cylinder, engraved on the brass band with, "Commander Raphael Semmes, Confederate Navy 1861." No case.
Material metal/wood/glass
Dimensions W-2.5 L-26 inches
Owned Raphael Semmes
Owner Regiment CSS Alabama
Event Battle of Cherbourg
Provenance Raphael Semmes, Commander of the CSS Alabama, owned and used this telescope.
People Semmes, Raphael
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Optics
Battle of Cherbourg
Subjects Optical devices
Navies