Photograph [ambrotype]

Date:
1861

All too often the high cost of duty is captured in images of young couples just starting a life together. Here George W. Sandoe and his wife Diana are seen in an ambrotype taken two years before George was killed in a skirmish with Confederate cavalry near Gettysburg on June 26, 1863.

Description (physical):

Glass, paper. H 9.3, W 9.3, T 1.2 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0062
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Folding Knife

Date:
c. 1863

This knife was found on the site of Pickett's Charge after the battle.

Description (physical):

Metal, wood. L 22.7, W 2.5

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0081
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Brigades Of Gettysburg: The Union And Confederate Brigades At The Battle Of Gettysburg

Date:
2002
Creator:
Gottfried, Bradley M.
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Da Capo Press
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Hospital Flag

Date:
c. 1863

This US Army Medical Department flag was hung outside of a house, church, barn or post to mark that the structure was being used as a hospital. The flag heading has "E&H" stamped on it. Evans and Hassall was business in Philadelphia that operated from 1859-1866. Army branches were assigned a color; sky blue for infantry, red for artillery, yellow for cavalry, and green for the medical branch.

Description (physical):

Wool bunting with cotton. 13 7/8" x 28 3/8"

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0006.0011
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park