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Object Name Awl, Scratch
Catalog Number 0985.13.00809i
Date 1861-1865
Description Scratch awl: four sided piece of metal with a flat smooth end at one end. The other end is tapered and has an angle similar to a mitered cut. Probably used to score or etch or create indentations.
Material metal
Dimensions H-0.063 W-0.063 L-1.813 inches
Owned James T. C. Hundley
Owner Regiment 34th Virginia Infantry, Co. K
Made Pvt. James T. C. Hundley
Provenance The box and its contents belonged to Mr. Hundley while a prisoner of war in Elmira Prison, N.Y. Mr. Hundley was of Co. K, 34th Virginia Infantry.
People Hundley, James T. C.
Search Terms Elmira Prison, New York
Union prisons
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
scribes
tools
Prison facilities