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Object Name Glasses, Field
Catalog Number 0985.13.00707
Description Binocular optic device of black enameled brass. Inscription around the eyepiece reads, "C. Duhamel, New Orleans". No case.
Material Metal/glass
Dimensions W-4.5 L-4 inches
Owned Robert Dabney Minor; Peyton Wise
Owner Regiment CSS Virginia
Made C. Duhamel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Event Battle of Hampton Roads
Provenance Lt. Robert Dabney Minor used these field glasses on the CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac). Lt. Minor gave the field glasses to Lt. Col. Peyton Wise.
People Minor, Robert Dabney
Wise, Peyton
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Battle of Hampton Roads
Subjects Optical devices