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Object Name COTTON
Catalog Number 0985.02.00015
Description This is a piece of cotton (.15); previously encased in frame behind glass with a geranium leaf (.15a). It was removed from the frame in October of 1987.
Dimensions W-5.75 L-8 inches
Owner Regiment 2nd Florida Infantry
Event Battle of Big Bethel / Bethel Church
Provenance "Cotton gathered on the Battlefield of Bethel, 1861. A geranium leaf from a plant which belonged to General Archer while a prisoner on Johnson's Island. It was gathered by D. Elwood Maxwell, Pvt. 2nd Florida Infantry. Sent to Mrs. W. M. Maxwell by Colonel George Troup Maxwell, 1st Florida Cavalry." (accession ledger)
People Maxwell, David Elwell
Maxwell, George Troup
Search Terms Johnson's Island Military Prison
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war