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Object Name Telescope
Catalog Number 0985.13.00336
Description Monocular field optic device (similar to telescope) of leather covered brass and rope shoulder cord. Sliding metal objective lens cover. No case.
Material metal/leather/Rope/glass
Dimensions L-12 inches
Owned Richard Brooke Garnett
Owner Regiment Stonewall Brigade
Garnett's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance The telescope belonged to Brig. Gen. Richard Brooke Garnett. Garnett was killed during Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. A Lt. Johnston reportedly took the telescope from his body and gave it to Garnett's niece (Miss Clarence Garnett).
People Garnett, Richard Brooke
Johnston, Lt.
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
Optics
United States Army
Subjects Optical devices
Casualties, War
Dead persons
generals
War casualties