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Object Name CHAIN
Catalog Number 0985.02.00114
Date 1861-1865
Description Gutta percha chain with small round links and two small ornaments attached. One is a fish carved from a shell and the other is an elongated tear drop shape made of shell and gutta percha.
Dimensions L-12 inches
Owned Richmond Gardner
Made unidentified Confederate POW
Provenance Made by an unknown Confederate prisoner on Johnson's Island for Captain Richmond Gardner, 5th Florida Infantry, who was also a prisoner there. The chain was used to fasten an empty sleeve.
People Gardner, Richmond
Search Terms Johnson's Island Military Prison
Subjects Amputation
Casualties, War
Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Prisoners of war
War casualties
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries