Chess Pieces

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Title

Chess Pieces

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
Chess sets

Description

The wooden chess set pieces were carved by Zabdiel Boylston Adams and Fred Guyer during internment at Libby Prison in May 1864. Both were Captains in the Union army and injured and captured at the Battle of Wilderness.

Abstract

Hand carved wooden chess with eighteen pawns, four knights, four rooks, two queens, two kings, and four bishops. Stored in cylindrical box with tin banding at base and on lid.

Creator

Adams, Zabdiel Boylston
Guyer, Frederick
Morrison, Paul (photographer)

Date Created

1864

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum

Format

model

Extent

Chess set and storage box

Medium

Wood and tin

Type

physical object

Identifier

L015.001.1982

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Wooden chess set.

Physical Dimensions

7.5 H x 8 Dia cm

Files

L015.001.1982_v4.jpg

Citation

Adams, Zabdiel Boylston, Guyer, Frederick, and Morrison, Paul (photographer), “Chess Pieces,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6130.

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