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Cane inscribed CHATTANOOGA, CHICKAMAUGA and ATLANTA

probably 19th century G. W. Rich carved, inlaid, and stained white ash with metal 35 1/8 x 7/8 x 7/8 in. (89.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing


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G. W. Rich stenciled the words Chattanooga, Chickamauga, and Atlanta on this cane to commemorate three Civil War battles---the Union victories at Chattanooga under General Ulysses S. Grant and at Atlanta under General William T. Sherman; and the Confederate victory at Chickamauga, Georgia, under General Braxton Bragg.

Keywords

Animal - bird

Animal - reptile - snake

sculpture

folk art

metal - iron

wood - ash