19th C. Planter
A very interesting handled planter in original black paint. Retains an amazing crackled surface showing bubbling of paint. Constructed of pine with machine dovetailed joining and a nailed bottom utilizing flat head circular nails. The original shipping label remains intact and complete with some loss to the label but bears most of the original inscription. Two sides are stamped with the name "J W Clark Millis, Mass". James Warren Clark was a second sergeant of Company B of the 42nd regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry formed under a calling from President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 for the American Civil War. This Infantry unit saw action at the Battle of Galveston on Jan 1st 1863 and were forced to surrender to Confederate soldiers and taken prisoner until release on Feb 18th, 1863. James Warren Clark died in 1926 and is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Millis, MA. New England. Ca. 1885. 10 1/2"W x 7 1/2"D.