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Object Name SCISSORS
Catalog Number 0985.02.00019
Date after 1890
Description The scissors carved from wood and have a rivet in the center. The scissors are stamped, "Made by JOHN O. (S)ANDERS / Co H 19th Tenn. Inftry soldier / Home HERMITAGE, TENN."
Dimensions L-8.5 inches
Owned John O. Sanders
Owner Regiment 19th Tennessee Infantry, Co. H
Made John O. Sanders
Provenance John O. Sanders, Co. H, 19th Tennessee Infantry, made and used these wooden scissors while residing at the Tennessee Confederate Soldiers' Home on the grounds of the Hermitage Plantation, former residence of Andrew Jackson. The Soldiers' Home provided care and housing for aging Confederate veterans who resided in Tennessee.

"A pair of wooden scissors made by a Confederate soldier, John C. Sanders, of the 19th Tennessee Infantry, while residing at the Confederate Home, 'The Hermitage.' " (accession ledger)

People Sanders, John O.