Reducing my collection of US Civil War relics. Named Henry, who ran an antique shop on highway 460 just outside of. I believe the shop is still open and now operated by his son (most definitely worth the trip). These lamps are also known as Fat, Phoebe, Grease, or Whale oil lamps. The lamp is heavily encrusted with soot and rust.
The hook is hammered iron, as is lamp shaft. It measures approximately 4 1/2" from front to back and 2 1/2" wide. It is 6 tall not including the hook or the chain.
The hook and links are 6 long. Lease review the photos carefully and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Considering that Petersburg, Va was the heart of many significant Civil War engagements, one would have to imagine if this had been used by Union soldiers from the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, comprised mostly of former coal miners, who dug a tunnel underneath Confederate fortifications.
Once underneath the fort, the Union soldiers packed it with black powder in turn blowing up the fort and the Confederate occupying soldiers above it. The massive crater created by the explosion is still clearly visible today if one were to visit. Petersburg National Battlefield, also known as "Crater Park, " as is the road which parallels the park, or. I would highly recommend reading the Wikipedia account of this fascinating piece of history. While I can not attribute this lamp having been used by the miners or soldiers from the 48th Pennsylvania, it is plausible and entertaining to imagine.Regardless, it would make a nice addition to any colonial lamp or civil war collection, or to be used as a period piece by civil war reenactors. Thank you for your understanding.
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