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Object Name Bowl, Decorative
Catalog Number 0985.13.00808
Date 1861-1865
Description The bowl is cut and carved from a coconut shell. Two stars and the inscription, "Cousin Anna / from Joe Green" are carved on to exterior of the bowl.
Dimensions H-3.5 Dia-4 inches
Owned Joe Green ; Anna Thornton Miller (tentative)
Made Joe Green, Point Lookout, Maryland, USA
Provenance The coconut carved bowl was made by a Confederate soldier POW, Joe Green, while he was imprisoned at Point Lookout Military Prison in Maryland. It was intended for and given to his cousin, Anna.

The donor of this item is recorded as Mrs. Stirling Murray of Leesburg, Virginia. The wife of a Stirling Murray married a woman named Anna Thornton Miller, of Washington D.C. It is believed the donor was also the receipient.
People Green, Joe
Miller, Anna Thornton
Murray, Anna Thornton Miller [Mrs. Stirling]
Search Terms Point Lookout Military Prison, Maryland
Subjects POW's
prisoners
Prisoners of war
gifts
women