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Object Name Pin
Catalog Number 0985.05.00083
Description Silver pin with a crescent moon and five pointed star. Engraved on the moon: "New Orleans"; on the star "La". The back is a simple hasp closure. The pin is attached to a red silk ribbon on which is printed its history.
Dimensions H-1.25 W-1.25 inches
Owned unidentified Confederate soldier
Made CSA, 1861-1865
Provenance A pin made from a silver half dollar by a Louisiana soldier during the war. Possibly made in New Orleans by a Confederate POW (similar items in private/other collections with this history).
People unidentified Confederate soldier
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war