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Ink well w/war relics: bullets, shell fragment, etc.

Object Number: 
1940.935
Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Wood, iron, glass, lead, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 6 x 3 3/8 in. ( 15.2 x 15.2 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, clear glass inkwell, two lead minie bullets, iron artillery shell fragment, rectangular wooden container, and brass eagle atop fragment of tree; all mounted on wooden block.
Gallery Label: 
These objects belonged to Joseph Bradley, a lieutenant in the 5th New York Cavalry, and later chaplain of the 10th New York Cavalry, during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Margaret Bradley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group