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Object Name Pocket
Catalog Number 0985.11.00153
Description This a double teardrop shaped watch pocket with a black and clear beaded design in the shape of a flower and a beaded loop fringe.
Dimensions H-7 W-3 inches
Owned Mary Johnston Black; Edward Black
Provenance This watch pocket belonged to Mary Johnston Black, the wife of Lt. Edward Black, a Confederate soldier of Blacksburg, Virginia. He carried her watch to war and was imprisoned at Ft. Delaware where the Federals took the watch from him. The pocket watch was never used again. Lt. Black gave it to his niece at the death of his wife.
People Black, Mary Johnston [Mrs. Edward]
Johnston, Mary
Black, Edward
Search Terms Fort Delaware
items captured by Union soldiers
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken by Union soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
Subjects Prisoners
Prisoners of war
POW's
women
gifts