History Salvaged is proud to offer our NEW Single Body Ballpoint as part of our Elmira Prison - Civil War Collection: produced from "Witness Wood®" from historically significant Civil War sites.
This Elmira Prison Single Body Ballpoint pen features handcrafted Titanium and 22K engraved Gold Plate hardware with a Swarovski crystal in the clip and is made from a Spruce plank that was used to construct and house Confederate Officers who were being held at Elmira Prison in Elmira, NY in 1864 and 1865. Conditions were particularly awful at "Hellmira", where sanitation and clean water was near nonexistent and where most prisoners had little shelter, even in the harsh winter.
Following the end of the Civil War, lumber from the Confederate Officers quarters was used in 1866 to build 4 houses in the Town of Elmira. History Salvaged was able to acquire a collection of this original construction wood removed during a renovation and expansion of one of the 1866 homes.
Finding this rare 150+-year-old wood, witness to some of the seminal events and notorious facilities in US history, where more than 25% of the 12,100+ Confederate States of America prisoners of war died, is extraordinary in itself.
History Salvaged is committed to treat this "Witness Wood®" with the care and respect it deserves. To that end we are making the custom handcrafted:
Elmira Prison 1864-1865
Single Body Ballpoint from the Elmira Prison spruce for the discerning collector, historian and/or Civil War buff.
Engraved: "Hellmira" Elmira Prison 1864-1865
All pens are handcrafted by or under the supervision of our Master Pen Craftsman and are made in America.
Each is individually hand made and each varies in look and feel.
History Salvaged product is guaranteed authentic and made utilizing the wood describe and in conjunction with our partner clients.
History Salvaged products arrive in Eco-Friendly packaging.