Slave shackles, ca. 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

This iron collar and chain are said to have been filed from the neck of a Negro field hand who came inside the Federal lines from the Confederacy in 1862 at Pontchartrain, Louisiana. The collar was filed from the man's neck by Captain Charles C.G. Thornton, 12th Maine volunteers, and presented by him to the Maine Historical Society.

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About This Item

  • Title: Slave shackles, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Pontchartrain
  • State: LA
  • Media: Iron
  • Local Code: 82
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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