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Object Name SPOON
Catalog Number 0985.13.00803
Date October 1864
Description The spoon is carved from a piece of wood. Inscribed on the back in ink is "Spoon made and used by John W. Fitzgerald of Company E. 3rd Virginia Cavalry while in prison at Elmira N.Y. from October 1864 to June 1865."
Material wood
Dimensions L-7.5 inches
Owned John W. Fitzgerald
Owner Regiment 3rd Virginia Cavalry, Co. E, "Nottoway Troop"
Made Capt. John W. Fitzgerald, Elmira Military Prison, Elmira, New York
Provenance Corporal John W. Fitzgerald made and used this spoon while he was a POW at Elmira Military Prison in Elmira, New York from the end of July 1864 to July 15, 1865.
People Fitzgerald, John W.
Search Terms Elmira Prison, New York
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war