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Object Name GIMLET
Catalog Number 0985.13.00673
Description This is a steel corkscrew with ball ends on a cross bar. It is tied to a card with a bullet (a) that is inscribed with the history.
Dimensions H-3.5 W-2 inches
Owner Regiment 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. I
Event Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign)
Provenance Rescued from the "Great Burning" of the Commissary Department. It (according to donation records) "fired the soul" of many a "Hessian." The attached bullet is from the Seven Days Battles. Both were preserved by Joe Perry, 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. I.
People Perry, Joe
Search Terms Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles