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Object Name SHUTTLE
Catalog Number 0985.01.00010
Date 1861-1865
Description This is a roughly carved pine shuttle with tapered ends with an open rectangle in the center. A handwritten narrative of the shuttle's history is in ink at the bottom of the shuttle.
Dimensions L-11.5 inches
Owned J. H. Birdwell
Made J.H. Birdwell, Fort Delaware, Delaware
Provenance Pvt. J. H. Birdwell made this unfinished shuttle when he was a POW at Fort Delaware. Birdwell was one of Lt. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's cousins. He served in a Tennessee infantry unit.
People Birdwell, J. H.
Search Terms Fort Delaware
Subjects Weaving
Needlework
POW's
Prisoners of war
Fabric production