Overall: 4 1/4 x 23 x 1/4 in. ( 10.8 x 58.4 x 0.6 cm )
Pair of steel ankle shackles; round cuffs with a soldered peg closure; four oval chain links attach the two cuffs.
Gift of Mrs. Carroll Beckwith
According to a letter that accompanied these shackles upon their donation to the Historical Society in 1921, they were cut off teenage slave Mary Horn of Americus, Georgia, by Colonel William W. Badger of the 176th Regiment New York Volunteers, more than a year after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Ma