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Object Name Glasses, Field
Catalog Number 0985.13.00596
Description Binocular optic device with leather grip. The maker's name "Jumelle Marine" is stamped around the edge of both gutta percha eyepieces. Both tubes covered with black leather. A sticker attached to the top of the left tube reads, "Gen. J.E.B. STUART / TO / Lieut. T.S. GARNETT / HIS A.D.C." A Sticker attached to the top of the right tube reads, "BATTLEFIELD / YELLOW TAVERN / VIRGINIA / MAY 11TH, 1864." With case (.596a).
Material Metal/glass/leather
Dimensions W-5 L-6.5 D-2.75 inches
Owned James Ewell Brown Stuart [J. E. B. Stuart]; Theodore Stanford Garnett, Jr.
Owner Regiment "Hanover Artillery"
9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. F, "Essex Light Dragoons"
Made Jumelle Marine
Event Battle of Yellow Tavern
Provenance Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart owned and used these field glasses. They were on his person when he was wounded at Yellow Tavern on May 11, 1864, at which time he gave them to his Aide-de-Camp Lt. Theodore Stanford Garnett, Jr.

"A pair of field glasses presented by General J. E. B. Stuart (after he was wounded at Yellow Tavern, May 11th, 1864) to his aide de camp Lieut. Theodore S. Garnett." (accession ledger)
People Stuart, James Ewell Brown (J. E. B.) (Jeb)
Garnett, Theodore Stanford, Jr.
Search Terms Overland Campaign
Battle of Yellow Tavern
Subjects Optical devices