McClellan's Chess Set

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.
Object Name
chessmen, set of
date made
1860
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
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
AF*17501
catalog number
17501
accession number
61384
subject
Military
Games
Sports & Leisure
ThinkFinity
event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
See more items in
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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