Restraining Device

Restraining devices in the form of leg irons are common on ships of the eighteenth century as a means to deal with unruly sailors. Two examples of leg irons, also called shackles or bilboes, have been recovered from the QAR site so far. One shackle was identified via X-radiography and still remains in concretion. The second has been cleaned and exhibits cord wrapping in a manner as those recovered from the wrecked slave ship Henrietta Marie. The wrapping may have helped protect the legs of the ship's enslaved human cargo.

Identifier:
QAR366.079
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Jefferson Davis Resisting Shackles At Fort Monroe

Date:
c. 1950s
Creator:
Allan Jones
Location:
20 Bernard Rd,Virginia,Hampton,23651
Identifier:
2010.1234.0004
Institution:
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
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Jefferson Davis’s Cell In Casemate No. 2 At Fort Monroe

A modern recreation in the Casement Museum shows Jefferson Davis

Location:
20 Bernard Rd,Virginia,Hampton,23651
Identifier:
2010.1234.0005
Institution:
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum