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Collection of Confederate items, books donated to Marshall University
Reported by: Associated Press
Sunday, December 1, 2013 2:32 PM EST
A collection of Confederate items has been donated to Marshall University's Rosanna Blake Collection.
Blake collection curator Jack Dickinson says in a news release that the shield is the most prominent item in the collection. It was made by engraver and illustrator Adalbert J. Volck and features vignettes of Civil War scenes. The engraving says "To the Brave Women of the South."
Dicksinon says Volck made only two similar shields.
The O'Briens also donated 200 books. They previously had donated more than 100 volumes and other historical items.