Chickamauga Battlefield Park served as the site of Camp Thomas during the Spanish American War as well as headquarters of the 6th US Cavalry. Later it was a training camp for US soldiers in WWI and II. This souvenir inkwell stand was apparently made from items found in or near the Black Branch of Chickamauga Creek. Vines are used as the base and a “War Log” containing a fragment of an exploded 12 pound spherical shell is the centerpiece. There are various Civil War and Spanish-American War relics attached throughout by small nails. Written on a horseshoe mounted in place behind the inkwell is, “ONE LITTLE DROP OF INK HAS MADE A MILLION MEN THINK.” This is an impressive souvenir from the reunion era ca., 1900.
Inventory Number: MIS 088