TACWM logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name PLATTER
Catalog Number 0985.12.00068
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.
People Christian, L. W.
Lewis, Andrew (tentative)
Search Terms items hidden from Union soldiers
Subjects Burials
Hidden property