United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
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.
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.
Adams, Zabdiel Boylston
Morrison, Paul (photographer)
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Chess set and storage box
Wood and tin
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Wooden chess set.
7.5 H x 8 Dia cm
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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