|Object Name||Pouch, Tobacco|
|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|
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.
Taylor, Joseph R.
Siege of Vicksburg