Overall: 6 3/8 x 4 x 1 in. ( 16.2 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm )
handwritten in ink: on reverse: "By A. C. Chenoweth / Near 7 Pine[s] Fair Okes[sic] / 1873"
Private's brass shoulder scale with seven overlapping scalloped plates; oval end with raised crescent; brass strap fastener.
A handwritten inscription on the reverse of this object suggests that it was found near Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), Virginia, by A. C. Chenoweth in 1873. It was apparently collected as a relic of the Battle of Seven Pines, or Fair Oaks, which took place May 31 to June 1, 1862.
Gift of Alexander F. W. Chenoweth, in memory of Alexander Crawford Chenoweth
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.