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McClellan’s Chess Set
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

McClellan’s Chess Set

Date: 1860
Catalog #: 17501    Accession #: 61384
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History


Schuyler, Hartley & Graham (Manufacturer)

In 1860, Marcellus Hartley founded the Schuyler, Hartley & Graham Sporting Goods Company, which would later become one of the largest sporting goods companies in the world.

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 4" H x 7.17" W x 5" D

Physical Description

Wooden box covered with black paper. Inscribed on the cover “Geo. B. McClellan.” Paper label on the inside of cover bearing maker's name and address, “Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, 19 Maiden Lane, New York.” One white pawn and one black knight are missing.

Specific History

Used by General George McClellan during the Civil War.


Country: United States
War: Civil War
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