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Object Name BOX
Catalog Number 0985.05.00121
Date 1863
Description The octagonal box is small, carved from wood, with removable lid. The Louisiana State coat-of-arms is carved on the top. A Latin cross is inset on the side front; appears to be shell.
Material Wood/Shell
Dimensions H-1.5 W-1.75 inches
Owned George Humphreys
Owner Regiment 2nd Co., Washington Artillery of New Orleans
Made George Humphreys
Provenance George Humphreys carved this box, with the Louisiana coat-of-arms, with a pocket knife "while he was imprisoned at Johnson's Island Military Prison in 1863. He carved the box from a piece of caisson taken from Sherman's Battery at Bull Run."
People Humphreys, George
Search Terms Johnson's Island Military Prison
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Subjects Carvings
Prisoners of war