Brush

Date:
c. 1855
Description (physical):

Wood. L 25.7, W 7.6, Th .3cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0034
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Bullet Molds

Date:
c. 1862

Bullet mold for .44 Caliber weapons. There are two cavities, one for round ball, one for conical bullet.

Description (physical):

Ferrous metal. L 12.7, W 3.2, Th 2.7 cm; Ferrous metal. L 12.7, W 3, Th 2.7 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0015
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Ammunition Box

Date:
c. 1862

Many ammunition boxes of all sizes, as well as box fragments were recovered from within the powder magazine of the U.S.S. Cairo. This box is held together with pegs. There is illegible block stenciling on one side.

Description (physical):

Wood. L 21 cm, W 20.3 cm, Th 21 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0014
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Signal Board

Date:
c. 1862

Signal board recovered from Cairo's pilot house. Copper wires ran to the engine room to work the brass bell. A horse shoe was found nailed to the bottom of the signal board, presumably for good luck, however it was nailed upside down letting all of the luck run out.

Description (physical):

Wood, board. L 91.4, W 28.7, TH 4.5 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0013
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Pistols

Date:
c. 1862

Both pistols are double action. In a double action revolver, squeezing the trigger pulls back the hammer both to cock the gun as well as serving to release the hammer. In contrast, a single action revolver requires the hammer to be pulled back by hand before each shot.

Description (physical):

Upper: Metal. L 21 cm; Lower: Metal. L 17.5, Dia (barrel) 3.18 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0012
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Photo Album: Generals Of The South

This album features Southern generals, including "Stonewall" Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, James Longstreet, and John Hunt Morgan.

Description (physical):

Paper. L 4.5, W 5.5 inches

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0011
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Daguerreotype

Date:
1863

Daguerreotype of an unknown man.

Description (physical):

Case W 6.4, H 1.5 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0010
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Telescope

Brass spy glass or telescope.

Description (physical):

Brass. L 25.4, Dia 3.8 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0009
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Union Officer's Dress Coat

Date:
c. 1862

This coat belonged to Major Ferdinand Brothers, a medical officer in the 8th Regiment Cavalry Missouri State Militia Volunteers.

Description (physical):

Wool, velvet, brass. L 89.3, W 42.6 cm (shoulder-to-shoulder)

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0008
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Confederate Flag

Small Confederate flag presented to a large cannon called "Widow Blakely.” Flag bears 11 stars on field, should be 13 but 2 have been torn out leaving a hole in the blue field. A letter accompanied the small Confederate flag. The letter was written by D. R. McCutchen to his wife telling her to keep the flag for him until he returns from the war.

Description (physical):

Cloth. L 20.0 W 39.3 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0007
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park