Lot 1516

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A neat ready-to-frame relic from the notorious Confederate Libby Prison in Richmond, an approx. 6 x 3 x 3/4 in. section of wood (tidewater cypress), once a support beam from the structure, accompanied by iron-clad provenance. The relic is enclosed in a shadowbox with brass printed descriptive plaque. In 1889 Libby Prison was dismantled and shipped to Chicago where it was used as a Civil War museum. In 1898 it was again dismantled and a large portion of the structure was sold to an Indiana farmer who used the beams and bricks to construct a barn to house his stock. In 1963, the barn was demolished and the materials were stored until 2006 when they were again sold at auction. The majority of the materials are sold to be reconstructed for a Virginia museum, but a very small amount of wood was found unusable and sold to our consignor who constructed this display. A great relic.

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December 8, 2021 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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