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Object Name KEY
Catalog Number 0985.10.00014
Description Key: Brass key with oval bow, stem decorated with rings.
Material brass
Dimensions L-3.25 inches
Owned Henry F. Rivers
Owner Regiment CSS Chicora
Event Carolinas Campaign
Provenance Brass key taken from the wreck of the Confederate ironclad gunboat CSS Chicora, after it was sunk about 4,800 feet south of the Cooper River Bridge in Charleston Harbor when US General Sherman occupied the city. The engine in this boat was taken out in the 1870s and is said to have been used at Pregnall's Shipyard later on. The wreck was dredged in 1929 and the key was removed from the it at that time by the authority of Henry F. Rivers, assistant Engineer, US Engineers, Charleston, South Carolina.
People Rivers, Henry F.
Search Terms Carolinas Campaign
Sherman's March
Sherman's March from the Sea
Charleston, South Carolina
SIege of Charleston
Subjects Shipwrecks