Animation of the Day: Tourniquet Buckle from the Civil War

Note: today’s animation is our first guest animation here at the Virtual Curation Museum. We celebrate here another form of virtual collaboration.

by Lance Greene, Georgia Southern University

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Today’s animation is a tourniquet buckle produced by Julius Tiencken, who created medical equipment for the Union army during the Civil War. It was recovered from Camp Lawton, a Confederate POW camp located near Millen Georgia, occupied in the fall of 1864. The buckle was recovered within the stockade, in an area densely occupied by Union prisoners. It is brass and iron, and fragments of cotton fabric are still attached.

Credits: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Georgia Southern University Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

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Categories: 19th century, Animation of the day, Civil War, Confederate POW camps, Gallery, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Southern University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Leave a comment

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