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Object Name Ring, Finger
Catalog Number 0985.11.00024
Date 1865
Description Gutta Percha ring with gold and steel inlay with a pattern of diamond, two triangles, thistle, ribbon, thistle, two triangles and diamond; a gold inner band with the inscription: "C.R.H." in long hand.
Dimensions Dia-0.75 inches
Owned Claiborne Ross Handley
Owner Regiment 17th Tennessee Infantry, Co. E
Made Claiborne Ross Handly
Provenance Ring made by Claiborne Ross Handly while a prisoner on Johnson's Island in 1865. Handly was a member of Company E, 17th Tennessee Infantry.
People Handley, Claiborne Ross
Search Terms Johnson's Island Military Prison
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
jewelry