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Object Name Pen, Drafting
Catalog Number 0985.10.00138
Description The drafting pen consists of a brass cylinder with a pressure adjustible pointed end.
Dimensions L-6 inches
Owned Langdon Cheves
Owner Regiment Engineering Corps #50, CSA
Provenance The drafting pen was one of the articles found on the body of Capt. Langdon Cheves, CSA engineer. On July 10, 1863, he was killed instantly on the ramparts of Battery Wagner from the first shell hurled from an attacking Union Monitor.
People Cheves, Langdon
Search Terms Fort Wagner / Battery Wagner
Fort Wagner, Charleston Harbour
Subjects Engineering
Engineers
Casualties, War
Dead persons
soldiers
War casualties