|Description||The box (A) is made of walnut and has one steel ring handle remaining. The other handle only has a fragment of the leather stirrup. The inner tray (B) has a notched divider placed closer to one side than the other and a dedication note is pasted on the bottom.|
|Dimensions||H-37 W-20 D-19 inches|
|Event||imprisonment of Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1865-1867|
This box was sent to and used by Jefferson Davis while incarcerated at Fortress Monroe. "For Mr. Jefferson Davis/Prisoner/Fortress Monroe." The box contained pipe tobacco collected from the hills of South Western Virginia by the presenter.
"Box sent to President Davis while in prison. Used by him many years."