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Object Name GAVEL
Catalog Number 0985.09.00197
Description This pine gavel has a tapered handle that is fitted into the barrel. The barrel has crossed rectangular Army of Northern Virginia pattern flags painted on its surface between two incised bands near the ends.
Material wood
Dimensions H-10.55 W-3 D-1.7 inches
Event reinterment of Jefferson Davis, 1893
Provenance This gavel was made from wood taken from the [train] car that bore Jefferson Davis's remains through the South to Richmond, Virginia.
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms Reinterment of Jefferson Davis at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia 1893
flag imagery
Subjects burials