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Object Name Cup
Catalog Number 0985.09.00114
Description Tin cup with rolled lip and flared base; flat, tampered handle with rolled edges soldered over seam; remains of peach colored enamel on cup, dark red paint on top of base and handle. With saucer (.114a).
Material Metal/Paint
Dimensions H-2.75 Dia-5 inches
Owned Robert E. Lee; J. Wharton Green
Event Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Provenance The cup and saucer are said to have belonged to Gen. Robert E. Lee. They were found at Seven Pines with part of a label attached which read, "Gen. Lee's cup." The cup and saucer were given to Col. J. Wharton Green.
People Lee, Robert E.
Green, Wharton J.
Search Terms Peninsula Campaign
Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
found on battlefield
Subjects Tin cups
Tinsmithing
Food
Drinking
Camp cookery
Camp life