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Log with cannonball

Object Number: 
1862.12
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 x 11 1/2 in. ( 81.3 x 29.2 cm )
Description: 
Section of tree with a cannon ball embedded in it.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this section of tree comes from a field in Newbern, North Carolina, near Fort Thompson. The cannonball embedded in it was fired in 1861.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. I.W. Page
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group