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Battle Rattle

Battle Rattle

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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.
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Object Name
rattle, alarm
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Physical Description
wood (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Harold Klein
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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