Wrist Irons

Date:
c. 1862

Cairo Commander, Thomas O. Selfridge was a very strict disciplinarian. Leg and wrist irons were used on prisoners and on crew. If a crewman was found to be drunk and disorderly, or if he uttered a curse word, he was placed in irons and put below deck as punishment.

Description (physical):

Ferrous metal, L: 2.5 cm, Dia: 1.1 cm, L (bar): 3.7 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0001
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Confederate Women

Date:
2004
Creator:
Joslyn, Mauriel Phillips (Editor)
Publisher/Studio:
Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.

Anthology of ten historical and biographical essays focuses on women's roles during the Civil War.

Description (physical):

Softbound, 6" x 9", 174 p.

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

Incident On The Antietam Battlefield

Creator:
Frank H. Schell (1834-1909)

Dead and wounded soldiers cower in a cornfield after the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0042
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

The Hagerstown Turnpike

Creator:
Walton Taber

A reproduction of a work depicting dead Confederate soldiers after the Battle of Antietam.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0041
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Bloody Lane

Creator:
Walton Taber

A reproduction of a work depicting Union dead in a trench after the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862). Inspired by a photograph taken after the battle (see 2010.0002.0050).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0039
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Burying The Dead

Creator:
Walton Taber

A reproduction of a work depicting a Union burial team after the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0038
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Burnside Bridge (sketch)

Creator:
Edwin Forbes (1839-1895)

This preliminary sketch for the work "Burnside Bridge" (see 2010.0002.0031) shows Union forces under Brig. Gen. Ambrose Burnside charging a bridge at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. Fighting on the bridge was so fierce and so protracted that the site would subsequently be known as "Burnside Bridge."

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0036
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Skirmish Between Brooklyn 14th And 300 Rebel Cavalry

Creator:
Alfred R. Waud (1828-1891)

In this reproduction of a sketch, Union and Confederate soldiers engage in fierce combat in close quarters. This confrontation occurred at the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0035
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Union Signal Tower

Union soldiers pose atop a wooden signal tower at the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0034
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Union Charge, Antietam

Creator:
Walton Taber

Reproduction of a work depicting a Union charge. Artist Walton Taber drew with such precision that the viewer can detect the fear in the advancing soldiers' eyes. In the mid-left section of the work, a fallen soldier lies dead. To the right-hand side, another man grabs his head in pain as he is struck by a musketball.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0033
Institution:
American Heritage Archives