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Object ID 1864.001
Object Name Souvenir
Collection Commemoratives/Souvenirs
Credit line Gift of William Bringhurst
Date circa 1776
Description Small relic piece of wood inscribed with the initials "WB" in ink. This item is said to be a piece of the boat in which General George Washington crossed the Delaware river on Christmas Day 1776 to attack Hessian mercenaries headquartered at Trenton, New Jersey.
Dimensions H-0.5 W-1 L-2 inches
Dimension Details
Owned Bringhurst family
Provenance This relic, the first to formally enter the Society's collections, was solicited for the Society from the Bringhurst family by Delaware's Episcopal Bishop, Leighton Coleman. The Bringhurst family dates back to the eighteenth century in Delaware but how they originally acquired the relic is unknown.
Subjects History
People Washington, George
Search Terms Relics
George Washington
Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Material Wood
Place of Origin Pennsylvania; New Jersey
Event American Revolution