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Object Name Case, Gun
Catalog Number 0985.10.00283
Description Rosewood gun case lined with a faded red velvet and plate silver mounting furniture. The case has a glazed lid on two brass hinges.
Material wood; textile (velvet); metal (brass)
Dimensions H-4.5 W-33 L-13.5 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Event flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Provenance This is "Jefferson Davis' Gun Case ... left in Abbeville by President Davis when he was in that town with his cabinet at the close of the war and ever since has been in the possession of the family of Thomas C. Perrin at whose house one of the last meetings of the Confederate Cabinet was held."
People Davis, Jefferson
Perrin, Thomas C.
Search Terms flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
items left behind
Abbeville, South Carolina