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Object Name PIPE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00109
Date 1864
Description Pipe of carved pear wood bowl including the motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis" State Seal of Virginia, cannons, cannon balls, and leaf designs; inscription: "Executed by J.W. Belote Jr. 1864 - Presented to Colonel W.F. Niemeyer by Lt. J.A. Gleason". Old museum state room sticker "27" adhered inside bowl.
Dimensions L-3.5 inches
Owned William Frederick Niemeyer; J. A. Gleason
Made J.W. Belote, Jr.
Event Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Provenance Pipe made by J.W. Belote Jr. in 1864. It was presented to Colonel W.F. Niemeyer by Lt. J. A. Gleason. Col. Niemeyer was killed at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on his 24th birthday.
People Niemeyer, William Frederick
Gleason, J. A.
Belote, J. W., Jr.
Search Terms Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Overland Campaign
Subjects Smoking
Pipes (Smoking)
Tobacco pipes
Tobacco
Tobacco habit
Dead persons
gifts
Birthdays
Casualties, War
War casualties