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Ring

Object Number: 
1947.239e
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 3/4 x 1 in. ( 0.6 x 1.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Carved bone ring with plain band, oblong panel center front with cross set on its side.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, this ring was made by a Union soldier convalescing in a northern hospital during the Civil War, and was given to nurse Caroline Cox. A tag with the ring identifies John McEvoy as the maker, and says that he was a prisoner at Libby, Virginia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss K. A. Schlund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group