Cane inscribed CHATTANOOGA, CHICKAMAUGA and ATLANTA

  • G. W. Rich, Cane inscribed CHATTANOOGA, CHICKAMAUGA and ATLANTA, probably 19th century, carved, inlaid, and stained white ash with metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.2

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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.

Title
Cane inscribed CHATTANOOGA, CHICKAMAUGA and ATLANTA
Artist
Date
probably 19th century
On View
Dimensions
35 1/8 x 7/8 x 7/8 in. (89.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved, inlaid, and stained white ash with metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – reptile – snake
Object Number
1986.65.2
Palette
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