Throughout the Revolution, George Washington obtained a variety of trunks in which to store and transport his belongings. This trunk may be one of "4 Black Leather Campaign Trunks with Leather Straps" mentioned in a June 1781 inventory of articles left in the charge of Richard Varick, Washington's recording secretary. The oval plate engraved "Genl. Washington/ No 3" enabled Washington and his quartermasters to organize and keep track of his wartime supplies. More


c. 1775-1781



Leather, wood, iron, brass, linen


Overall: 14 1/2 in. x 34 1/2 in. x 19 in. (36.83 cm x 87.63 cm x 48.26 cm)


Gift of an anonymous donor, 1932


Engraved on an oval brass plate on the center top of the lid: "Genl Washington/ No. 3".

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