Field Artillery Sponge Bucket

Date:
c. 1861

FIELD ARTILLERY SPONGE BUCKET, COMPLETE WITH WOODEN COVER (FLOAT) ATTACHED TO IRON BAIL WITH LINK CHAIN.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. H: 23, Di: 20 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1687
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1850

Date:
c. 1861

M1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD CARRIED BY 2ND LT. DAVID POTTS, CO. I, 26TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY, WHEN KILLED 29 AUG. 1862 AT SECOND MANASSAS. 23.5 BROKEN BLADE MARKED: "W.H./HORSTMANN'S/& SONS/PHILADELPHIA"; FISH-SKIN GRIP DETERIORATED; SCABBARD: CAT # MANA 1709." Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Steel, Brass. L: 74.0, H: 11.5, D: 8.0 Cm. The Blade Is Cleanly Broken 23.5 From Hilt With The End Of The Blade Missing. The Metal Has Been Cleaned And Is Free Of Active Rust But Is 33% (Approx.) Pitted And Discolored. The Gasket At The Hilt Is Missing. The Brass Guard Is Undamaged With An Even Patina; It Is Slightly Loose. The Fishskin Covering Over The Grip Is Severely Abraded With The Underlying Wood Visible In Several Places. Two Thin Brass Wires Remain Wrapped Around The Entire Grip But A Larger Twisted Brass Wire Is Missing Except At The Pommel End.".

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1708
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1850 (#1708)

Date:
c. 1861

SCABBARD TO M1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD, CAT # MANA 1708. BLACK LEATHER WITH BRASS THROAT INSCRIBED: DAVID POTTS"; TIP & DRAG MISSING; MIDDLE BAND LOOSE DUE TO A MISSING BRASS RETAINING SCREW." Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Leather, Brass. L: 75.7, W: 3.7, D: 2.0 Cm. The Leather Body Is Complete And In Sound Condition Except Where It Has Been Bent And Permanently Creased 14.5 Cm From The End. There Are Also Minor Abrasions Typical Of Normal Wear. The Brass Tip And Drag Are Missing; The Middle Brass Band Is Loose Due To A Missing Brass Retaining Screw; The Brass Throat Is Dented On Both Sides (Obverse Side Appears To Have Been Struck With A Sharp, Pointed Object Numerous Times). Both Belt Rings Are Present

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1709
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Photographic Print Of Lt. David Potts

Date:
c. 1861
Creator:
R.N. Keely

HAND TINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT OF LT. DAVID POTTS, CO. I, 26TH PA. VOL. INFANTRY. POSED IN UNIFORM WITH SWORD IN HAND. OVAL IMAGE MARKED UNDERNEATH: PHOT. BY R.N. KEELY, 5TH & COATES ST., PHILADA. FRAMED (UNDER GLASS). Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper, Wood, Glass. H: 34.5, W: 29.0, D: 3.7 Cm. The Image Is In Good Condition. The Frame Is Cracked In 6 Places And Appears To Have Been Mended. The Outer Rim Is Severely Abraded/Chipped On The Lower Right Side (Between 4 & 5 O'Clock). A Gold Painted Border Around The Inner Edge Is Worn (Scratched & Cracked) In Numerous Places; A Black Painted Border Surrounding The Gold Border Is Also Worn (Scratched, Cracked & Abraded) In Several Places

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1710
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Cased Tintype Showing Members Of Paxton Family & Their Teacher

Date:
c. 1861

CASED TINTYPE SHOWING MEMBERS OF PAXTON FAMILY & THEIR TEACHER. GOLD FRAMED TINTYPE ENCLOSED IN RED VELVET LINED, BROWN EMBOSSED LEATHER CASE. 2 BRASS LOCKING HOOKS. CLOTH TAPE ON CASE BACK IDENTIFIES 5 OF 6 PERSONS IN PHOTO: STANDING (l-r): UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE, JOS. S. PAXTON, COUSIN FANNIE BLACK; SITTING (l-r): MARY V. PAXTON, MR. DARNALL (TEACHER), BETTIE PAXTON. (RELATIVES OF WM. L. PAXTON, CO. I, 4TH VA INF, KIA 21 JULY 1861. SEE CAT # 1379) Origin: ROCKBRIDGE, VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Glass, Leather, Metal. L: 9.5, W: 12 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1715
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Portrait Of Benjamin Porter Paxton

Date:
c. 1860

PORTRAIT OF BENJAMIN PORTER PAXTON, BROTHER OF WM. PAXTON, UNCLE TO WM. L. PAXTON, CO. I, 4TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY. GOLD FRAMED & ENCLOSED IN BURGUNDY VELVET LINED, LEATHER CASE. ONE BRASS LOCKING CLASP. CLOTH TAPE ON CASE BACK IDENTIFIES THE SUBJECT, A MIDDLE AGED MAN IN CIVILIAN ATTIRE. Origin: ROCKBRIDGE, VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Glass, Leather, Metal. L: 9.2, W: 8 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1716
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Uniform Coat Worn By Colonel S.B. Gibbons

Date:
c. 1861

UNIFORM COAT WORN BY COLONEL S.B. GIBBONS, 10TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY. SINGLE-BREASTED, 7 BUTTON FRONT (4 VIRGINIA SEAL BUTTONS REMAINING, TOP 3 MISSING); BROWNISH-GRAY WOOL; BLACK VELVET COLLAR WITH 3 BRASS STARS AFFIXED ON EACH SIDE. MAIN LINING IS BLACK SATEEN MATERIAL; SLEEVES LINED WITH WHITE MUSLIN. COL. GIBBONS ALLEGEDLY KILLED IN THIS COAT ON MAY 8, 1862 (BATTLE OF MCDOWELL)

Description (physical):

Material: Wool, Cotton. H: 78, W: 50, D: 24 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1723
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

View Of Beverley Mill & Other Structures At Thoroughfare Gap

Date:
c. 1889

VIEW OF BEVERLEY MILL & OTHER STRUCTURES AT THOROUGHFARE GAP, C.1889. BLACK & WHITE, FADED; MOUNTED ON CARDBOARD BACKING. Origin: VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 13, W: 21.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1779
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Beverley'S Old Mill (Upper Mill) At Thoroughfare Gap

Date:
c. 1890

BEVERLEY'S OLD MILL (UPPER MILL) AT THOROUGHFARE GAP, C.1890.BLACK & WHITE; MOUNTED ON CARDBOARD BACKING. Origin: VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 11.5, W: 20 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1780
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

200-pdr Parrott

Date:
c. 1865

200-PDR PARROTT SHELL REMOVED FROM BULL RUN MONUMENT, HENRY HILL. FRAGMENTED WHEN DISARMED IN 1975. PORTION OF CASING & BRASS SABOT MISSING. CONTAINS 1 DIAM IRON CASE SHOT IN TAR MATRIX (32 LOOSE IN BAG); 1 LARGE CASING FRAGMENT SEPARATED." Origin: COLD SPRING, NEW YORK.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Brass. L: 31, Di: 12 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1802
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park