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Object Name Base
Catalog Number 0985.00.00152c-d
Description Two (2) decorative marble bases. One is engraved, "Shells fired / by Federals at / Fort Pickens, Fla. / into Confederate / Fort Barancas, / Nov. 1861 / brought home as / relics by H. R. SHORTER / Eufaula Rifles / Co. B 1st Ala./ Reg't / Presented / JULY 22, 1902". The other is engraved, "Silent / witnesses in the / Nation's history / we remain to / speak of its bat- / tles and to rep- / resent the first /s hots of the Confederate War. / Preseneted / by his wife / MRS. H. R. SHORTER".
Owned owner/user unknown
Provenance These shells were fired by Federals at Fort Pickens, FL, into Confederate Fort Barancas, Nov. 1861 brought home as relics by H. R. Shorter, "Eufaula Rifles", Co. B, 1st Alabama Regiment.