|Description||The oval platter is white porcelain with a gold band near the rim, an inner gold band, and a central decoration of a light red rose with leaves.|
|Dimensions||H-1.5 Dia-11.75 inches|
|Owned||Andrew Lewis (tentative) ; L. W. Christian|
|Owner Regiment||11th Alabama Cavalry|
|Provenance||Platter from set of old china, over 100 years old. The platter was buried in the war under the large hearth in the Old Colonial mansion in Alabama - although some pieces were used, such as cups, saucers, and small plates. The platter was part of a 250-piece service set that had been inherited by L. W. Christian, a lineal descendant of Gen. Andrew Lewis of Virginia, Revolutionary War; it may have belonged to Gen. Lewis.|
Christian, L. W.
Lewis, Andrew (tentative)
items hidden from Union soldiers