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Shoulder scale

Object Number: 
ca. 1862
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alexander F. W. Chenoweth, in memory of Alexander Crawford Chenoweth
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group