The top metal piece is an iron and brass

The top metal piece is an iron and brass #pocket #watch #key excavated from within the Andersonville Prison at Andersonville National Historic Site in 2007. The key was used to wind the watch and set the time. The small brass strip below it was excavated from within the same unit and may also be a part of a pocket watch. The #prison, originally officially named Camp Sumter, was established in 1864 to house Union #POWs during the Civil War. The prison held more than 45,000 soldiers over the course of 14 months, and more than 13,000 of these soldiers died during their imprisonment.
ANDE 2111
FS 38.3 and 18.6, Catalogue # ANDE 4843 and 4768
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