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Object Name Desk, Campaign
Catalog Number 0985.13.00383
Description The campaign desk is a drop-front pine and poplar desk with inner cabinet divided into vertical slot files and pigeon holes. The inside of the cover is signed by various individuals in ink.
Dimensions H-20 W-18 D-12 inches
Owned John Buchanan Floyd
Provenance Brig. Gen. John Buchanan Floyd used this campaign desk during the war. "6-17-54 Today I make the name out on the back of this desk as Mrs. T. E. P. Wood. Logan, N.C. In action during the War of 1861. This Solid Wood desk belonged to General John B. Floyd on September 10th. 1861 Battle of Carnifix Ferry along the Gauley River and Kanawha Valley. Then to Chattanooga, Tenn and in and around Nashville Tenn. His ADJ or assistant ADJ was Perer J. Otey of Lynchburg, Va. General Floyd was a sick man, and after being relieved at Nashville Tenn. he returned to Virginia and died at Abingdon and was buried there in the Sinking Springs Cemetery in 1863. I understand this desk was used later by Gen. Derrick at he turned it over to Mrs. Wood to ship to Mrs. Sally B. Floyd in Abingdon, Va., After the death of her husband, Gen. John B. Floyd, the Preston's passed on to me, in later years. N. Floyd Holmes. Ft. Pierce. Fla."
People Floyd, John Buchanan
Search Terms Battle of Carnifix Ferry
Chattanooga Campaign
Subjects Governors