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Object Name Tobacco, Chewing
Catalog Number 0985.11.00041a-b
Date 1862
Description These are two cakes of chewing tobacco.
Material tobacco
Dimensions W-3 L-4.5 inches
Made Rock Springs, Granger County, Tennessee, CSA, 1862
Provenance This Confederate tobacco is said to be the oldest manufactured tobacco in the United States, and said to be the oldest in the world. It was manufactured at Rock Springs, in Granger County, Tennesssee, in 1862, and was captured from Confederate soldiers by Gilham's Brigade during raid from Bulls Gap, TN, to Greenville, TN, in running battle with Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Almost 20,000 pounds of this tobacco was captured at this time and stored. Balance not carried away as relics. This tobacco was never stamped.
Search Terms items captured by Union soldiers
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
United States Army
Subjects Smoking
Tobacco