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    Libby Prison Key. Ex Shields Museum, Gettysburg. Made of cast iron, and measures 5 1/2" long. Attached to the key is an old note that reads: "Libby Prison Key Taken from the door of the Milroy's room when it was taken to the Chicago Museum in 1889". Libby Prison was dismantled in 1889, the pieces shipped by rail to Chicago, and the structure rebuilt in its entirety to serve as a museum. It was most popular in 1893, the year of both the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair) and the combined GAR and UCV Annual Reunion. It was dismantled for good in 1895 and pieces of the structure sold off as souvenirs. A great relic from the notorious Confederate prison.

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    September, 2020
    14th-15th Monday-Tuesday
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