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Object Name Wood
Catalog Number 0985.03.00242
Description Piece of pine firewood. One end is splintered/broken, the other end is pointed, and darker than the other end. Some portions of a mostly-illegible inked inscription read, "Piece…where…"
Material wood
Dimensions W-2.68 L-14.625 D-2 Dia-6.875 inches
Owned J. W. Roundtree
Event flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Provenance This pine knot was picked up by J. W. Roundtree of Henry County, Georgia, from the fire where President Jefferson Davis and his family spent the night before he was captured. Jefferson Davis stopped at a fire to warm himself. After he passed on, Roundtree pulled this stick of wood from the fire, put it out and kept it. In Pres. Davis's own words in his 'Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government' he said - "The morning being damp and chilly I passed to the camp fire beyond the tent."
People Roundtree, J. W.
Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
Irwinville, Georgia
Subjects Souvenirs
Firewood