A piece of the Civil War-era South has made its way north.
They're called the "Dead Man's Irons" rivets still in place and they were an infamous set of leg manacles used at the more infamous Andersonville prison during the Civil War; and they're now on display in Washington, D.C.
The District's 28,000 square-foot Crime Museum displays "firearms, detection equipment, prison art, and automobiles ... from hundreds of justice and law enforcement divisions nationwide, including several from the state of Georgia," according to a release. "The harsh realities of crime manifest themselves through artifacts and instruments of forensics, investigation, enforcement and violence."
Andersonville was notoriously overcrowded and under-rationed during the war; thousands of its prisoners died. The Museum's irons were well-named "because they were riveted on the legs and could only be removed by pulling them off the wasted limbs of a prisoner who had died or by a blacksmith."