|Description||Haversack: black leather with embossed design, resembles a pocketbook in construction. Metal hinge and top edge with folding clasp. No strap. Very fragile.|
|Dimensions||W-11.5 L-7.75 inches|
|Owned||Henry R. Shorter|
1st Alabama Infantry, Co. B, "Eufaula Rifles"
ADC on staff of Gen. A.H. Gladden
ADC on staff of Gen. C.A. Battle
|Event||Battle of the Wilderness|
|Provenance||"This haversack was worn by Major Henry R. Shorter during the battle of the Wilderness. His hand was in the sack when a minie ball passed through it about the close of the War. Major Shorter was made a Col[onel] but never received a command being on the staff of Gen'l. [Cullen Andrews] Battle.|
Shorter, Henry R.
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