|Description||The English made sideboard is made of oak, with three doors having foliate relief carving and three drawers above.|
|Dimensions||H-47 W-75 D-23.5 inches|
|Owner Regiment||CSS Advance|
|Made||England, Great Britain|
|Event||Second Battle of Fort Fisher|
The sideboard is said to have been on the Confederate blockade runner, the CSS Advance. The sideboard was taken from the vessel at the fall of Fort Fisher and then purchased by the donor's father. The donor's father gave the sideboard to Judge Staples, who left it in turn to the donor in 1897.
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has a sideboard and some silver tea/coffee sets in its collection that are also from the CSS Adavance. The sideboard is different in appearance. See file for more information.
Second Battle of Fort Fisher