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Object Name Box
Catalog Number 0985.03.00126a
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)
Provenance 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."
People McClellan, George Brinton
Search Terms Seven Days Battles
Peninsula Campaign
Subjects Games
Gaming
Chess
Pontoon bridges
Souvenirs