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Civil War Andersonville prison carved treenware miniature basket with handle and incised floral and geometric decoration. 3 1/2" H. Provenance: Fryar family of Washington, Co., TN. Privates John Fryar (b. 1841-1863? ) and William H. Fryar (b. 1839-1864?) of the 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry Company H were captured at the Battle of Rogersville on November 6, 1863. On November 6th, Colonel Garrard of the 7th Ohio Calvary was in charge of the company when it was attacked and routed on the road outside Rogersville. Garrand then called upon Major Carpenter of the 2nd Tennessee, to hold the position. Colonel Garrand was unsuccessful rallying his men and consequently fled to Morristown, leaving Major Carpenter and his regiment without support. The Tennessee regiment was surrounded and captured by forces under Colonel H. L. Giltner, 4th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA. Both Fryar brothers were eventually sent to the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, GA and records indicate both died in captivity. This treenware basket was passed down through the family and is believed to have been carved by either John or William Fryar. CONDITION: General surface wear and scratching. Split to one side due to age.