From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/5/1861, p. 2, c. 3
Workmanship. – We have seen a
curious and ingenious specimen of handiwork, executed by William Henry Baldwin,
Jr., a prisoner of war, who was wounded in the battle of Manassas. It is a pipe,
made of mahogany, and richly carved with imitations of leaves and flowers; while
the mouth-piece and mountings are wrought of beef bones, polished like ivory.
The only instruments used in this extraordinary specimen of carving were old
steel pens, which the prisoner managed to pick up. He has presented it to Dr.
Higginbotham, surgeon of the post, as a token of gratitude for kindness shown
him during a long period of suffering.
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