Six Marines At The Washington Navy Yard

Date:
4/1864
Creator:
Matthew Brady

Six marines in full uniform standing along a wall. Five are holding rifles w/ bayonets affixed. Sixth is leaning on his sword.

Description (physical):

8x10

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
PRG2-1.19
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Prosthesis

Date:
1861-1864

Leg prosthesis. 9 1/2"H leather brace fits around leg above where knee would be. Brace is open on one side with holes for straps. Two leather straps extend below brace on either side of opening for base of stump approx. where knee would be, they are screwed into circular metal plates that are attached to top edge of wooden portion of leg. Plates allow brace to move from front to back. Hollow wooden leg is 14 1/8'L. Metal plates extend half-way down leg on either side, are connected to circular plates. Top half of leg is painted red -bottom is painted black. 7/8" x 4 3/4" rectangular piece of wood screwed to front center of leg with four 1/4" screws. Surface is even with surface of rest of leg. Wooden "foot" attached to leg with bolts on either side of where ankle would be. Bolts allow foot to move up & down. "Sole" of foot is leather down to "heel" portion. Leather band around top center of foot. Wooden "toes" carved in upper portion of foot. Leather band is cracking on either end. Paint is worn off of leg in numerous places. "Foot" appears to have been painted white at one time but most of the paint has worn off. Ball of twine inserted in opening of "heel" section of foot.

Description (physical):

Wood, leather.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1998.035.018
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Memorandum

Date:
8/20/1862

Handwritten document by Samuel F. Given, 1st Lt. Cmdg. 2nd Co. VA Partisan Rangers. Certifying that on the 20th day of Aug. 1862, an election of officers of the Braxton County Company was held. Conrad Currence was elected Captain, John S. Singleton was elected First Lt. and Asa Coger was elected Second Lt.

Description (physical):

Paper. 5 3/8" x 8"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1998.054.009.A
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Inventory

Date:
8/1/1862

Handwritten "List of pieces of Clothing, Aug. 1, 1862" Two columns of clothing including Forage Cap, Inf. Jacket, Knapsack, Complete Saddle, Picket Pin -38 items total along with prices. Bottom signed by Capt. Higgins, Co. D. 59 O.V. On reverse, written on left side, "Prices of clothing, camp equipage, Aug. 1, 1862. Embossed flower motif, front left corner, 1/2" x 3/4".

Description (physical):

Paper. 7 3/4" x 12 1/4"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1997.035.002.B
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Receipt

Date:
8/23/1862

Two slips of paper pinned together. First pg. handwritten- Augusta, Aug. 23, 1862. -Order for payment of $100.00 to Lewis E. Keyes due to him as volunteer -submitted to Joshua C. Hatch, signed by John A. Brown. 2nd page- Wells, Aug. 25, 1862- handwritten note- signed Lewis E. Keyes for John A. Brown -receipt for $100.00 for volunteer enlisting into the U.S. service -from Joshua C. Hatch -treasurer.

Description (physical):

Paper. 3 1/2" x 7 5/8" (Lrg. pg.)

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1997.035.003.B
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Blanket

Date:
1863

Federal QMD issue blanket. Greyish brown wool. Diagonal cream-colored ribs 1/8" apart. Black stripe, 3 3/8" W at either end, 3 3/4" from edge. Three line "US" stitched in center -distance across three lines is 1". Height of letters is 5 1/2", spread (from left of edge of "U" to right edge of "S") is 8 1/2". Nap still present -some evidence of shoddy -red, black, dark brown, blue fibers in wool. Edges parallel to stripes have been partially bound by red yarn, 1/4" to 1/2" long diagonal stitches, appears only to have been bound in areas where fraying was occurring -some of the stitches might have also fallen out. 3/2/10 inventory: #14

Description (physical):

Wool.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1998.105.001
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Jacket

Non-regulation Union light artillery musician's dress uniform jacket. Tailor-made. Dark blue with red tape and gilt metallic thread tape. Sleeves are 23 1/2"L. Body is 18"L. Jacket is 18" W from shoulder seam to shoulder seam, 15 1/2" W at the center of the chest. The stand-up collar is 1 1/4"H, 14" diam. inside the neck. Collar is lined with black velvet, fastens in front with one japanned iron hook and eye. Six panel body, the breast panels are darted upward from the hem. The body seams are handsewn. The jacket is single breasted with eleven buttons in the front, 5/8" diam., standard eagle "A" backmarked "D. EVANS & CO/SUPERFINE." Buttons are whipped onto jacket. The corresponding buttonholes are corded, worked in heavy brown thread. Red worsted wool tape 1/4"W, forms edging at the base of the collar and the inner sides and base of body. A false plastron on the front of the body is formed by 3/8" W red worsted wool tapes horizontally paired at each button and corresponding buttonhole. Tapes are secured by overcast stitches. Each pair of tapes is bordered by 1/4" W gilt metallic thread tape that is also overcast sewn. The serpentine outer edge of the false plastron is defined at the outer edges of the tapes by a 1/4" W gilt tape border. The border extends upward to the base of the collar. Lining is green/black, possibly a wool/cotton blend. The breast panels are heavily padded and machine-sewn quilted to the lining. The side panels are lightly padded and also machine-sewn quilted. The rear panels are lined but unpadded. An interior pocket with a vertical mouth is on the interior proper left breast. The pocket bag is a white twill, possibly a wool/cotton blend. A second pocket was added later to the proper right breast interior. It consists of a 6" x 7" green/brown fine plain weave fabric that is hand back-stitched to the quilted lining. The sleeves are one-piece with rear seams, heavily padded at the sleeve head and lined with brown pin-striped cream colored polished cotton. Two non-functioning fire-gilt small eagle "A" buttons on each cuff at the rear seam.

Description (physical):

Wool.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1999.007.001
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Note

Light brown sheet of paper, handwritten transcription of 1998.54.9.A. Lists names of 3 officers elected to the Braxton County Company (W. VA.). 20 Aug 1862. "Signed by/Samuel. F. Given 1st LT Cmdg 2nd Co./Va."

Description (physical):

Paper.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1998.054.009.B
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Carte-de-visite

Date:
1862-1864

Carte-de-Visite of Wilbur W. Birge. Chest portrait in uniform jacket. Thick dark hair and moustache. Bronze-line powder border around edges. On reverse, "W.W. Birge/2d C. V. Arty/Wilbur W. Birge/Sgt Major/2nd Regt. CT Heavy Artillery/Pro. 1st Lieut./Discharged Sept 7 1864." and "$22.50".

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1998.065.005
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Carte-de-visite

Date:
1862-1865

Carte-de-Visite of Dwight C. Kilbourne. Full figure portrait, wearing uniform jacket and belt. Right hand resting on cloth covered table -kepi on table. Short hair to tops of ears, beard, and moustache. Foliage on backdrop. On reverse, handwritten, "Dwight Kilbourne/19th Conn Infantry/1st Lt 2nd Conn H A/in 1865. Printed in center, "Bowdoin, Taylor & Co./204 King, Cor. Columbus Street/Alexandria, VA." Handwritten underneath, "Spotsylvania/Cold Harbor/Winchester/Petersburg."

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1998.065.026
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier