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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
Amputees
Carvings
Casualties, War
Fish
Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
POW's
prisoners
Prisoners of war
War casualties
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries