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Object Name Set, Chess
Catalog Number 0985.03.00126b-y
Description 24 chess pieces (b-y). The pieces appear to have been at one time glued to the top of the box at one time. Stored inside wooden box with a sliding top (a)
Owned unidentified Confederate POW
Provenance Chess men made by a Confederate prisoner at Fort Delaware.

"Box made from one of the balks of Genl. McClellan's pontoon bridge across the Chickahominy near Richmond, and a set of chess men."
People unidentified Confederate POW
Search Terms Fort Delaware
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Games
Gaming
Chess