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Object Name BASE
Catalog Number 0985.00.00125a
Description Base of stand to a map stand. Four wooden legs with wheels. Two 10-lb. Parrott artillery shells decoratively placed upright on base; one is detached from base.
Provenance Two artillery shells from Dutch Gap. Wood may be from Libby Prison.

This is the base to a map stand, or screen, made of various wartime relics.

Described on label attached to stand as, "Mapstand made of: 1 U.S. 1842 .69-cal. musket; 1 U.S. 1863 .58-cal. musket; 2 Civil War bayonets; 1 Civil War sabre (possibly Confed.); 2 10-lb. Parrott shells."

"Base of screen made of wood from Libby Prison. Musket on right from battlefield of Cold Harbor. Musket on left, battlefield of Seven Pines. Sabre found near Malvern Hill, Shell found near Dutch Gap." (handwritten note in accession file)
Search Terms Libby Prison
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Maps
Stands (Furniture)