Commission Of James B. Ricketts To Brigadier General Of Volunteers

Date:
1862

COMMISSION OF JAMES B. RICKETTS TO BRIGADIER GENERAL OF VOLUNTEERS, EFFECTIVE: 21 MARCH 1862; DATED: 22 MARCH 1862; SIGNED: EDWIN M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, & ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BOTTOM); G. THOMAS, ADJT. GENL. (TOP). WAR OFFICE BLUE SEAL AFFIXED. Origin: WASHINGTON, DC.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 50.2, W: 37.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 866
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Double-breasted Frock Coat

Date:
c. 1861

DOUBLE-BREASTED FROCK COAT WORN BY MAJOR WM. E. MICHIE, ASSISTANT SURGEON, HOLCOMBE'S LEGION. GRAY WOOL EXTERIOR WITH DARK BLUE CUFFS & COLLAR, 7 PAIR OF C.S. EAGLE BUTTONS ON FRONT, CAPTAIN'S INSIGNIA (3 BARS) ON COLLAR. COAT ALTERED & WORN BY CAPTAIN WM. HENRY SMITH, CO. K, 18TH VA. INFANTRY, AFTER WAR FOR REUNIONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS. LABEL INSIDE COLLAR MARKED: W.H. SMITH""

Description (physical):

Material: Wool, Brass. L: 100 CmWool Exterior Of Coat In Fairly Good Condition With Several Small Insect Holes: Upper Right Breast, Right Front Skirt Below Waist, Left Front Skirt, Upper Back Below Collar, Left Back At Waist, & Left Back Skirt. Dark Collar Material Appears Worn Especially In Vicinity Of Rank Insignia. Interior Cotton Sateen Lining On Body And Skirt Below The Waist Is Badly Torn And Deteriorated In Many Places. One Cuff Button Is Missing From Left Sleeve. All Other Buttons (14 Front, 4 Tail & 5 Cuff, 23 Total) Are Present And In Good Condition

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 909
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Uniform Jacket Worn By Cpl. Francis Brownell

Date:
1861

UNIFORM JACKET WORN BY CPL. FRANCIS BROWNELL, CO. A, 11TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY (FIRE ZOUAVES). BLUE-GRAY WOOL WITH RED & DARK BLUE TRIM, 10 BRASS BUTTONS. Origin: NEW YORK, NEW YORK.

Description (physical):

Material: Wool, Brass. H: 80, W: 48, D: 25 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 950
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Miniature Color Portrait Of General Winfield Scott

Date:
c. 1860

MINIATURE COLOR PORTRAIT OF GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT ON IVORY; OVAL SHAPE; IN GLASS FACED, BRASS BACKED FRAME WITH HINGED HANGING LOOP AT TOP. UNMARKED; ARTIST UNKNOWN.

Description (physical):

Material: Ivory, Brass, Glass. H: 11.0, W: 7.2 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 977
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Small "stars & Bars" Confederate Flag

Date:
1861

SMALL "STARS & BARS" CONFEDERATE FLAG WITH 11 STARS. CORD & TASSLES ON HOIST. ALLEGEDLY TAKEN FROM THE HAND OF A SOUTHERN OFFICER SHOT FROM HIS HORSE AT FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN, JULY 21, 1861. RED BARS FADED TO PURPLE.

Description (physical):

Material: Silk. H: 22.9, L: 38.7 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 978
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

U.S. Flag With 26 Hand-cut Stars

Date:
c. 1850

U.S. FLAG WITH 26 HAND-CUT STARS ARRANGED IN STAR PATTERN ON BLUE FIELD. INITIALS S M S" ON LOWER EDGE OF HOIST REINFORCE. ALLEGEDLY CARRIED AT DEEP CUT, SECOND MANASSAS, AUGUST 30, BY TROOPS IN GEN. BUTTERFIELD'S BRIGADE, V CORPS. GIVEN TO PVT. WM. W. RYDER, CO. F, 17TH N.Y. VOLS., AFTER WAR BY GEN. BUTTERFIELD. 13 STRIPES: 12.5 CM WIDE (AVERAGE); UNION: 95 X 120 CM; HOIST REINFORCE: 6 CM WIDE. NUMEROUS TORN HOLES (BATTLE DAMAGE?)

Description (physical):

Material: Linen. H: 170.0, L: 264.0 Cm

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 979
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Rosewood Fife

Date:
c. 1861

ROSEWOOD FIFE WITH BRASS TIPS. ALLEGEDLY FOUND ON THE BULL RUN BATTLEFIELD.

Description (physical):

Material: Wood, Brass. L: 42.3, Di: 2 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 990
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Allen & Thurber Percussion Pepperbox

Date:
c. 1850

ALLEN & THURBER PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX, .31 CALIBER, 6-SHOT REVOLVING BARREL. HAMMER MARKED: ALLEN & THURBER/ NORWICH C-T." (SIDE), "ALLEN'S PATENT" (TOP); 1 CONE MISSING; CARRIED BY SAMUEL W. MCDANIEL, CHAPLAIN Origin: NORWICH, CONNECTICUT.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. L: 16.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 991
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Slouch Hat

Date:
c. 1861

SLOUCH HAT WORN BY COLONEL S.B. GIBBONS, 10TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY. BROWN FELT WITH 3-1/2 BRIM, TURNED UP ON LEFT SIDE & PINNED WITH BRASS STAR & 2 BLACK OSTRICH FEATHERS (BROKEN); STRIPED LINING INSIDE CROWN.

Description (physical):

Material: Wool, Brass. H: 12, L: 36, W: 25 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1002
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

10th Virginia Infantry Regimental Flag

Date:
1861

10TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY REGIMENTAL FLAG CARRIED AT FIRST MANASSAS. FIRST CONFEDERATE NATIONAL FLAG PATTERN WITH 13 HAND-PAINTED GOLD STARS ON OBVERSE, VA SEAL PAINTED ON REVERSE OF UNION (PARTIALLY SHOT AWAY BY CANNONBALL -FRAGMENTS SAVED); MARKED: HORSTMANNS PHIL" (BELOW VA SEAL); GOLD SILK FRINGE ON 3 SIDES; 4 PAIR OF TIES AT LEADING EDGE. HAND SEWN THROUGHOUT. Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Silk. H: 115.5, L: 211.0 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1003
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park