Item Details

Bone Fragment From the Skull of David Steele [manuscript] [1781.]

Steele, David
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Summary
The bone fragment was sabered from Steele's head by a British soldier at the battle of Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781. Steele wore a silver plate in its place.
With the fragment is an abbreviated genealogy tracking the inheritance of the fragment from Steele down to the donor.
See also MSS 10616-d for a typed extract from Travels in North America by François Jean Chastellux which describes Chastellux's visit to Steele and recounts the story of the bone fragment.
Description
1 item
Cite as
Bone Fragment from the Skull of David Steele, [1781], Accession #10616-c, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Cited in
Travels in North America, Francois Jean Chastellux
Technical Details
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