1987 Ford Thunderbird Stock Car, Raced by Bill Elliott

Date:
1987
Creator:
Ford Motor Company

In May 1987 at Talladega, Alabama, Bill Elliott drove this car to the fastest official lap ever run by a stock car when he qualified for the Winston 500 at 212.809 mph. In July Elliott car returned to Talladega and won the Talladega 500 in the same car. The term "stock car" originally meant a car from a dealer's stock, one that was unmodified. For many years racing stock cars were indeed based on real production automobiles. By 1987, however, racing "stock cars" only looked stock. Read more »

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
88.84.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Melling Tool Company and Melling Racing.

Rosa Parks Bus

Date:
December 1, 1955
Creator:
General Motors Corporation

Inside this bus on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a soft-spoken African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man, breaking existing segregation laws. The flawless character and quiet strength she exhibited successfully ignited action in others. For this, many believe Rosa Parks' act was the event that sparked the Civil Rights movement.

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
Identifier:
2001.154.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

World War 2 WAC Woman's Military Uniform

Date:
1945-1946
Description (physical):

See Worksheet

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
93M.062.001
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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The Alabama And The Kearsarge

Date:
1996
Creator:
William Marvel
Publisher/Studio:
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press

Details the histories of CSS Alabama and USS Keasarge prior to their historic battle.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
E591.M3, LCCN: 96-11144
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Shark Of The Confederacy

Date:
1994
Creator:
Charles M. Robinson III
Publisher/Studio:
Annapolis, MD: Naval Insitute Press

Details the career of the Confederate raider CSS Alabama during the Civil War.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
E599.A3R58, LCCN: 94-13816
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Welcome To The Hour Of Conflict: William Cowan Mcclellan And The Ninth Alabama

Date:
2007
Creator:
Carter, John C.
Publisher/Studio:
Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press

Welcome the Hour of Conflict: William Cowan McClellan and the 9th Alabama by William C. McClellan, Edited by John C. Carter Letters from a young Confederate in Lee's Army. In the spring of 1861 a 22-year-old Alabamian did what many of his friends and colleagues were doing?he joined the Confederate Army as a volunteer. The first of his family to enlist, William Cowan McClellan, who served as a private in the 9th Alabama Infantry regiment, wrote hundreds of letters throughout the war, often penning for friends who could not write home for themselves. In the letters collected in John C. Carter's volume, this young soldier comments on his feelings toward his commanding officers, his attitude toward military discipline and camp life, his disdain for the western Confederate armies, and his hopes and fears for the future of the Confederacy. McClellan's letters also contain vivid descriptions of camp life, battles, marches, picket duty, and sickness and disease in the army. The correspondence between McClellan and his family dealt with separation due to war as well as with other wartime difficulties such as food shortages, invasion, and occupation. The letters also show the rise and fall of morale on both the home front and on the battlefield, and how they were closely intertwined. Remarkable for their humor, literacy, and matter-of-fact banter, the letters reveal the attitude a common soldier in the Army of Northern Virginia had toward the day-to-day activity and progression of the war. John C. Carter includes helpful appendixes that list the letters chronologically and offer the regimental roster, casualty/enlistment totals, assignments, and McClellan's personal military record. John C. Carter is a Civil War enthusiast and independent researcher employed by Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

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

Newspaper

Date:
1864-1864

Flakes Weekly Bulletin - Galveston, Texas Dated: September 11, 1864. The defense of Mobile, Alabama takes up most of the front page of this rare Galveston, Texas. Report on the Federals sending men and ships against Mobile led by Admiral Farragut. Also on the front page are stories that envision a re-united United States and the Presidency of McClellan. Another article features a story about General Custer meeting the enemy and making it back to camp safely.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.045
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier