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McClellan's Chess Set

McClellan's Chess Set

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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
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
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
ID Number
AF.17501
catalog number
17501
accession number
61384
Credit Line
Hon. George B. McClellan
subject
Games
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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