McClellan's Chess Set


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.

Date Made: 1860

User: McClellan, George B.Maker: Schuyler, Hartley & Graham

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: GamesRelated Event: Civil WarCivil War and Reconstruction


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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Hon. George B. McClellan

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.17501Catalog Number: 17501Accession Number: 61384

Object Name: chessmen, set of

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


Record Id: nmah_432682

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