|Description||Wooden box with a sliding top (a). The top is slightly beveled on the sides and has two indentations on one side. Written in pencil on the inside of the lid: "Gen. Chilt[?] C.J. Henry[?] RIchmond, VA". A handwritten history of the set is on the outside of the box: "Box / Made from a balk of / Genl. McClelland's Pontoon / Bridge Across the / Chickahominy taken / right before Richnond". For chess pieces (b-y).|
|Dimensions||H-3.25 W-3.5 L-6 inches|
|Event||Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign)|
Box from a piece of pontoon bridge used by McClellan's army.
"Box made from one of the balks of Genl. McClellan's pontoon bridge across the Chickahominy near Richmond, and a set of chess men."
McClellan, George Brinton
Seven Days Battles