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Object Name Pouch, Tobacco
Catalog Number 0985.12.00019a
Description Sack of white cotton with drawstring closure. Previously contained quantity of brown coffee beans (.19b) (now stored separately).
Dimensions H-10.25 W-3.5 inches
Owned J. R. Taylor; unidentified Union soldier
Owner Regiment 62nd Tennessee Infantry
Event Siege of Vicksburg
Provenance This a sack of coffee beans exchanged for tobacco during the siege of Vicksburg, in a tunnel dug by the soldiers. J.R. Taylor of Cleveland, TN was the Confederate soldier who exchanged this with an unknown soldier.

"Tobacco bag with coffee was exhanged for tobacco bag in a tunnel during the siege of Vicksburg."

Research indicates that Taylor is likely Lieutenant Joseph R. Taylor of the 62nd Tennessee Infantry. He was captured at the Siege of Vicksburg. amd imprisoned for one year at Camp Chase, Ohio.
People Taylor, Joseph R.
unidentified soldier
Search Terms Siege of Vicksburg
Vicksburg Campaign
items exchanged
Subjects Food
Exchange (Barter)