Battle Rattle

Description
Wooden Civil War battle rattles like this one, commonly made of White Oak or similar wood, were used on ships to call all hands to battle stations.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rattle, alarm
associated date
1861-1865
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 21.59 cm x 26.67 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
1984.0342.01
accession number
1984.0342
catalog number
1984.0342.01
related event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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