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Object Name Haversack
Catalog Number 0985.00.00079
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
Owner Regiment 1st Alabama Infantry, Co. B, "Eufaula Rifles"
ADC on staff of Gen. A.H. Gladden
ADC on staff of Gen. C.A. Battle
Made Unknown
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.
People Shorter, Henry R.
Search Terms items pierced by bullets
Overland Campaign
Subjects soldiers
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries