Saturday, March 14, 2015

Folk art secretary recalls fallen soldier

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, has acquired a remarkable memorial piece of furniture that stands 8 feet tall and is embedded with bone. The 1876 Bingham family Civil War memorial secretary is a moving tribute to a young Federal soldier lost at the Battle of Antietam in 1862. The secretary was made by members of Connecticut’s 16th Volunteer Infantry. • Article

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