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Object Name PLATE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00513
Description Off-white porcelain with scalloped decoration around the edge.
Dimensions H-1.25 Dia-11 inches
Owned Emily H. Booton
Provenance "The plate belonged to Mrs. Emily H. Booton, the wife of Captain John K. Booton, "Dixie Artillery", of Luray, Virginia. In 1862, while her husband was in Richmond with the Legislature, Shield's Army came through Luray and with it Blinker's Dutch. A detail raided Mrs. Booton's house for food and one Dutchman grabbed the plate of rolls and butter from the closet. Mrs. Booton grabbed the plate away, the soldier held to the butter and Mrs. Booton hit him over the face with the plate, knocking him cold and cracking the plate. A Union officer rescued her from the other angry Union soldiers."

"This is the plate I spoke of, that my grand mother hit the Blinker's Dutch soldier over the face with."
People Booton, Emily H.
Subjects Food
women