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Object Name Souvenir
Catalog Number 0985.02.00015a
Description This is a geranium leaf (.15a); previously encased in frame behind glass with a piece of cotton (.15). It was removed from the frame in October of 1987.
Dimensions W-5.75 L-8 inches
Owned James J. Archer ; David Elwell Maxwell
Owner Regiment 2nd Florida Infantry
Provenance "A geranium leaf from a plant which belonged to General Archer while a prisoner on Johnson's Island. It was gathered by David Elwell Maxwell, Pvt. 2nd Florida Infantry. Sent to Mrs. W. M. Maxwell by Colonel George Troup Maxwell, 1st Florida Cavalry." (accession ledger)
People Maxwell, David Elwell
Archer, James Jay
Maxwell, George Troup
Search Terms Johnson's Island Military Prison
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war