Artifact of the Month

July 2016 Artifact of the Month | The Spoils of War, 155 Years Later

By Jodi Frederiksen
Collections Manager

The Battle of First Manassas, fought on July 21, 1861, was the first major battle of the Civil War.  Many of the experiences of soldiers on that day are lost to history.  However, when Major Robert Harris donated these field glasses to the museum in 1893, he wrote of his experience:

April 2d 1893

Fort McRee, Pensacola Harbor

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