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Object Name Scrimshaw
Catalog Number 0985.10.00242
Date 1863-1864
Description The carved shell consists of broken fragments of a white chambered nautilus with black line engraving. The engraving is of the Confederate States Navy ships, CSS Georgia, CSS Florida, and CSS Alabama.
Material shell
Owned William E. Evans
Owner Regiment CSS Sumter
CS steamer John C. Calhoun [CSS John C. Calhoun]
CSS Georgia
CS steamer Charleston [CSS Charleston]
CS steamer Indian Chief [CSS Indian Chief]
CSS Columbia
Made Creator unknown, Confederate sailor
Provenance An unnamed Confederate sailor on the CSS Georgia made the blackline etchings of the CSS Georgia, CSS Florida, and CSS Alabama on a Nautilus shell and gave it to Commander William E. Evans of the CSS Georgia.
People Evans, William E.
unidentified Confederate sailor
Search Terms Confederate States Navy