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Object Name HUMIDOR
Catalog Number 0985.13.00409
Description The humidor is a brown glazed ceramic jar in the shape of a dog's head. The lid is his cap, and it rests just above his eyes. The dog has a red collar which forms the base of the jar. The humidor is stamped "FGW 507" on the bottom. This humidor is associated with a brown glazed terra cotta cigar cup (.409a).
Dimensions H-8 W-5 inches
Owned Thomas L. Whiting
Owner Regiment Richmond Howitzers (1st Co.) Virginia Artillery
Event Battle of Williamsburg
Provenance Union General George Stoneman gave this humidor and cigar cup to Thomas Louis Whiting. Whiting was the first man of his cmpany to be wounded in the battle of Williamsburg, and he lay for 3 days & nights on the battlefield, was captured on May 5, 1862 and was sent to U. S. General Hospital in Washington, D.C. on May 17. He was held as a prisoner of war for three months until being exchanged on September 21, 1862.
People Whiting, Thomas L.
Stoneman, George
Subjects Cigars
Prisoners of war
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries