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Object Name CHAIR
Catalog Number 0985.12.00002
Description This chair was made from animal horns (Texas longhorn cattle). The chair has a yellow velvet seat and yellow upholstery tape edging. There is a silver dedication plate on the back of the seat that reads: "Presented to the Confederate Museum by Mrs. Mollie R. Magill Rosenberg, Galveston Texas in memory of her brother William D. Barlow Magill born in Hagerstown, Md., June 26, 1835; joined the C.S.A. in Palestine Texas April 1861 under Colonel Baylor at Battle of Sharpsburg Sept. 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 1st Maryland Cavalry, surrendered , NC after April 9, 1865. Died in Baltimore, May 25, 1889."
Dimensions H-44.5 W-27.5 D-19.5 inches
Owned Confederate Memorial Literary Society
Provenance This chair is supposed to be made of Texas Longhorns, a favorite of Museum visitors from its arrival date, pre-1898. Presented in memory of William D. Barlow Macgill.
People Macgill, William D. Barlow
Search Terms Confederate Memorial Literary Society
CMLS
Subjects Furniture
Chairs
Seating furniture