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Civil War vintage - Dime Hotel Richmond, Virginia – FIRE BUCKET

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Another treasure from our winter corner - clean out from our 50+ year (yes 50 and that’s x2 !) accumulation of period treasures, this period leather fire bucket is offered just as we acquired it from a defunct GAR post collection. Standing approximately 11 5/8 inches and 8 ¼ inches in diameter at the mouth by 5 7/8 inches across the base, this historic Civil War era fire bucket is branded DIME HOTEL – 84 MAIN on its base. (see: 1860 Richmond, Virginia business directories.) Missing its easily replaced leather strap handle and a bit out of round the bucket is solid with no splits holes or other condition issues and is clearly all original and period. Just how this war trophy was acquired and found its way into a Yankee veteran hall collection has been lost in time but of interest to the historian will be that we found one William H. Hayward listed in an 1860 Richmond directory as proprietor, Dime Hotel, 84 Main Street. Of further interest is that William H. Hayward is listed in Confederate records as a Captain in command of Co. B 1st Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Local Defense. A February, 1864 RICHMOND SENTINEL article adds some local color - ’Stampede of Prisoners - One hundred and nine Yankee officers made their escape from the Libby Prison on Tuesday night, and seventeen of the prisoners confined in Castle Thunder levanted from that institution on Monday night. Captain Hayward's cavalry left the city on yesterday, in pursuit of them. It is hardly probable that many of them will succeed in getting off entirely’. Worthy of some additional research, we assume Capt. Hayward’s position with the Confederate Cavalry was a fully encompassing commitment during the war years as, per Richmond directories, the DIME HOTEL ceases to operate under that name by the publishing of the 1861 directory. It seems likely that the name of the DIME was changed when Hayward left to serve in the Confederate Home Defense. Of additional interest is that the Libby Prison escape that put Capt. Hayward and his Co. B to the chase was the one in which Col. Chas. W. Tilden of the 16th Maine and over one-hundred of his fellow prisoners escaped from that place in February of 1864. (see page 41 of our MaineLegacy.com : collection site.)

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