From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/5/1861, p. 2, c. 3

Skillful 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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