M1851 Colt Navy

Date:
c. 1864

COLT M1851 NAVY REVOLVER, .36 CAL., SERIAL # 181817 (ALL MATCH). BRASS BACKSTRAP & SMALL ROUNDED TRIGGERGUARD; MISSING WEDGE SCREW. ALLEGEDLY CAPTURED BY MOSBY'S MEN. Origin: HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Brass, Wood. L: 33 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 587
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1842 Palmetto Armory

Date:
1852

PALMETTO ARMORY M1842 PERCUSSION MUSKET LOCK TO CAT. LOCKPLATE MARKED: COLUMBIA/ S.C. 1852, PALMETTO ARMORY/ S*C. (ENCIRCLING TREE). ALL LOCK PARTS PRESENT & FUNCTIONAL. Origin: COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron. L: 15.7 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 591
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Lemat

Date:
1861
Creator:
C. Girard & Co.

CONFEDERATE LEMAT GRAPESHOT" PERCUSSION REVOLVER, FIRST MODEL, .42 CAL. HALF ROUND/ OCTAGON BARREL OVER 20 GA. (.63 CAL.) SMOOTHBORE BARREL. TRIGGER GUARD WITH SPUR; LANYARD RING ON GRIP BUTT. UPPER BARREL FLAT MARKED: "COL. LEMAT'S PATENT". SERIAL # 61 (ON FRAME), BARREL, HAMMER). LOADING LEVER MISSING; MAINSPRING & GRIP STRAP BROKEN (REPAIRED); INOPERABLE. METAL PITTED/TREATED. Origin: LIEGE, BELGIUM.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. L: 35.5 Cm. The Grip Strap Is Broken And Separated From The Frame. These Parts Are Now Bonded With Steel Filled Epoxy With A Thin Metal Reinforcement Brace Secured Between The Trigger Guard And The Mainspring Screws Inside The Grip Frame. This Repair Is Still Considered Weak. Cracked Wood Grip Panels Are Glued With Hide Glue And Gaps Filled With Wood Epoxy Filler. All Original Metal Finish Is Gone; Metal Is Deeply Pitted In Places. Active Rust On Cylinder, Frame And Hammer (Despite Conservation Treatment, May 1999 & Sept 2000).Loading Lever Is Missing, Mainspring Is Broken And Parts Are Inoperable Due To Corrosion

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 593
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Artillery Officer'S Sword With Counter-Guard

Date:
c. 1850

ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SWORD WITH COUNTER-GUARD, C.1821-1850, CARRIED BY CAPTAIN JAMES B. RICKETTS, CO. I, 1ST U.S. ARTILLERY, AT FIRST MANASSAS. (SEE PETERSON, #101) SCABBARD: SEE CAT.# MANA 594.

Description (physical):

Material: Steel, Brass, Ivory. L: 92, W: 11 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 595
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Red Sash Of Captain James B. Ricketts

Date:
c. 1861

RED SASH OF CAPTAIN JAMES B. RICKETTS, CO. I, 1ST U.S. ARTILLERY, ALLEGEDLY WORN WHEN WOUNDED ON BATTLEFIELD OF BULL RUN, JULY 21, 1861. EDGES WORN/TORN LENGTHWISE, CUT IN 2 SECTIONS WITH BOTH END TASSELS INTACT.

Description (physical):

Material: Silk.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 598
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Commission Of James B. Ricketts To Rank Of Brigadier General Of Volunteers

Date:
1862

COMMISSION OF JAMES B. RICKETTS TO RANK OF BRIGADIER GENERAL OF VOLUNTEERS, EFFECTIVE: 21 JULY 1861; DATED: 30 APRIL 1862; SIGNED: EDWIN M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BOTTOM), & G. THOMAS, ADJ. GEN. (TOP). INK FADED. WAR OFFICE BLUE SEAL AFFIXED. Origin: WASHINGTON, DC.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 50.2, W: 40.0 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 599
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1855 Harpers Ferry

Date:
1859

U.S. HARPERS FERRY M1855 RIFLE, .58 CAL. PERCUSSION. ALL IRON MOUNTED; LOCK DATED: 1859; BARREL FLATS STAMPED: PO-KEEPSIE N-Y" (ABOVE STD. V/P/EAGLEHEAD PROOF MARKS); SINGLE LEAF M1866 TYPE REAR SIGHT WITH 2 APERTURES (REMOVED/ REPLACED WITH REPRODUCTION M1855 SIGHT); NO VISIBLE STOCK INSPECTOR MARKS; MISSING FRONT SIDE SCREW; NO SPARE CONE IN PATCHBOX. Origin: HARPERS FERRY, VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. L: 124.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 618
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1855 Springfield

Date:
1860

U.S. SPRINGFIELD M1855 RIFLE-MUSKET, .58 CAL. PERCUSSION. LOCK & BARREL DATED: 1860; IRON TIP; NO PATCH BOX (REPLACEMENT STOCK?); M1861 REAR SIGHT (NON-STANDARD). Origin: SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. L: 142.2 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 619
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Daguerreotype Of Brigadier General Turner Ashby, C.s.a.

Date:
June 1862

CASED DAGUERREOTYPE OF BRIGADIER GENERAL TURNER ASHBY, C.S.A. IMAGE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN AFTER DEATH, JUNE 6, 1862, NEAR HARRISONBURG, VA. WOOD FRAME CASE WITH EMBOSSED LEATHER EXTERIOR (WORN & TAPED AT EDGES); BRASS CLASP; RED VELVET INTERIOR COVER LINING; GOLD INTERIOR FRAME, OVAL GLASS PLATE IMAGE. Origin: VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Metal, Wood, Glass. L: 7.6, W: 6.5, T 1.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 840
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Commission Of James B. Ricketts To Major, 1st Regt. Of Artillery

Date:
July 1, 1864

COMMISSION OF JAMES B. RICKETTS TO MAJOR, 1ST REGT. OF ARTILLERY, EFFECTIVE: 1 JUNE 1863; DATED: 1 JULY 1864; SIGNED: E.M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESIDENT (BOTTOM); E.D. TOWNSEND, ASST. ADJT. GENERAL (TOP). WAR OFFICE BLUE SEAL AFFIXED. MATTED. Origin: WASHINGTON, DC.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 61.3, W: 48.3 Cm. Portion Of Blue Seal Torn & Detached

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 865
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park