|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.|
|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.|
Niemeyer, William Frederick
Gleason, J. A.
Belote, J. W., Jr.
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House