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Object Name Compass
Catalog Number 0985.10.00217
Description The compass is a brass cylinder with paper laid on a metal face under glass. The brass sight rings are mounted on the top ring; the magnetic needle is mounted under the glass face. The green paper face is marked with compass points and reads, "Troughton & Simms / London."
Dimensions H-4.5 Dia-9 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Owner Regiment CSS Patrick Henry
Made Troughton and Simms
Provenance The ships compass was owned by the Confederate government and removed from Norfolk, Virginia, to Chester, South Carolina for safekeeping. The compass possibly was on the CSS Patrick Henry school ship, see letter MC3 C-208.