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Object Name LOCKET
Catalog Number 0985.13.00276
Description Octagonal locket with "A.S. JOHNSTON ." engraved on one side and "R.E. LEE" engraved on the other side. Locket contains a lock of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston's hair, and a lock of Gen. Robert E. Lee's hair.
Material hair (human) ; metal
Dimensions W-1.25 L-1.25 inches
Owned Mrs. Albert Sydney Johnston
Event Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Provenance "The lock of gray hair on the left was cut from Gen. R. E. Lee's head by Mrs. Lee for Mrs. Albert Sidney Johnston. The lock of brown hair on the right was cut from Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston's head as he lay dead upon the battlefield at Shiloh. The locket was presented to the United Daughters of the Confederacy at their convention in Little Rock, Arkansas by Mrs. Elise G. Johnston Pritchard, granddaughter of Gen. A. S. Johnston.
People Lee, Robert E.
Johnston, Albert Sidney
Johnston, Albert Sidney, Mrs.
Pritchard, Elise G. Johnston
Search Terms Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Subjects hair
jewelry
mourning