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Thoughts on African Colonization
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According to accession records, this shell fragment was cut from a tree trunk at Hampton Bay, Virginia by I.R. McWilliams, and later given to the donor. The shell was probably fired during the landing of Union troops there in 1861.
Gift of Thomas Ollive Mabbot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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