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Vial filled w/mud from last rebel ditch: Fort dam

Object Number: 
INV.10314
Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Glass, leather, cotton, dirt
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 in. ( 10.2 x 4.1 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, clear vial with white leather cover tied over mouth with pink cotton thread; filled with dirt.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, the dirt in this vial was taken from the last ditch in the Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group