The Civil War in Missouri

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Lily Irons or Handcuffs Used During the Civil War

ca. 1860-1870
MHM Collections

Clerk Louis Fusz complained about the restraints his brother Paul was forced to wear while imprisoned at Gratiot Street Prison. These cuffs are one type used on prisoners during the war.