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McClellan's Chess Set

Catalog Data:

User:
McClellan, George B.
Maker:
Schuyler, Hartley & Graham
Physical Description:
ivory (overall material)
wood (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 7 3/16 in x 5 in; 10.16 cm x 18.2118 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
chessmen, set of
Place Made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1860
Subject:
Military
Games
Sports & Leisure
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Event:
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
ID Number:
AF*17501
Catalog number:
17501
Accession number:
61384
Description:
Physical Description
Wooden box covered with black paper. Inscribed on the cover “Geo. B. McClellan.” Paper label on the inside of cover bearing maker's name and address “Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, 19 Maiden Lane, New York.” One white pawn and one black knight are missing.
Specific History
Used by George McClellan during the Civil War.
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
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Exhibition:
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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