Civil War desk and chair
Photo Credit: Justine Barati
General officers in the American Civil War often brought non-military items with them onto the battlefield. According to his great-great granddaughters, Federal Brig. Gen. Mahlon Manson, who fought in the Battle of Richmond, used this piece as his field desk during his Civil War service.
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