Friday, November 4, 2016

Ten Fascinating War Artifacts From Tennessee-- Part 1: A Half Boot and a Drum

From the Nashville Tennesseean.

The Looking Back Project in Tennessee, sponsored by the State Library and Archives has sent teams of archivists and conservators across the state to document artifacts in the possession of every day Tennesseeans.

Some 4,000 of them have been documented over the last four years.

1.  HALF BOOT--  Customized by a Union cobbler for injured and hospitalized a Confederate soldier named David Dotson, who was wounded at the Battle of Franklin in Tennessee.

2.  UNION DRUM--    Union bass drum with writing on it around the drumhead with the names of the battles of Shiloh, Chickamauga and Stone's River.

--Old Secesh


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