|Description||The teaspoon or toddy spoon is made of silver, heavily worn. Old English letter "D" is engraved into the handle, and remnants of a scallop finish are visible on the edge. The spoon has a fiddle thread pattern. This teaspoon matches the one in (0985.7.160).|
|Owned||Henry Daily, Jr. ; Mrs. Henry Daily, Jr.|
|Event||evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865|
The silver teaspoon (or toddy spoon) belonged to a set used in the White House of the Confederacy (Executive Mansion) by the Jefferson Davis family during the war.
"When Richmond was captured, and the Federal forces were taking possession, Sec. Chase, paymaster of the Confederacy, being unable to remove the heavy shest of silver and desirous of saving all he could, broke open the chest...and took out as much as he could of the contents, among them being….a silver spoon with Pres. Davis' initials on it…. These pieces and plate were brought for safe keeping by Sec. Chase to Mrs. Henry Daily Jr. (partner of Chas. O'Conor, senior counsel for Jefferson Davis in his trial), Mr. Daily and wife being at this time visitors in Richmond…." (associated letter)
Daily, Henry, Jr., Mrs.
Daily, Henry, Jr.
Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
White House of the Confederacy
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865