Leather billfold, brown, with a slim flap that goes around the waist vertically to secure it closed. Handwritten on the top: Confederate soldier's relic. Reverse has a pattern on it, including two oval shapes. Handwritten on the top inside flap: Bought from a Yankee prisoner at Cahalia, where 900 of them are in prison-taken at Shiloh. They are of Prentise's Brigade. Handwritten on the lower side of the flap: Bought off a soldier of the B.M. Prentise's Brigade. Captured at Shiloh and held prisoner at Salvia, Alabama.
Historical Note: This leather billfold was bought from a union soldier held prisoner at Cahalia. Around 900 soldiers were captured in Shiloh in 1862.
Date of creation:
Artifact Box 0064
Civil War, 1861-1865
Confederate States of America
Personal Carrying and Storage Gear
ATF0328, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration:
6.5 in x 3.75 in x 0.25 in