Carte-de-vsite Of John Shipman And His Daughters

Date:
c. 1860s

Photographs of family and friends helped remind soldiers of the life that awaited them once the war was over. Here, John Shipman, Company F, 13th Connecticut Infantry poses with his daughters Julia and Junie.

Description (physical):

Paper. H 9 cm, W 6 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0060
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Boots

Boots like these were worn by children in the 19th century.

Description (physical):

Leather. L 19, W 8, H 19 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0014
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial

The First Primary Reader

Date:
1859
Creator:
Brewster & Tileston, Boston

Handwritten inside cover, “Presented to Charlie E. Thorne by Brig. General DeRussy at Arlington House which was left by the Rebel Genl. R.E. Lee, July 1864.”

Description (physical):

Paper. L 17, W 10.5 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0017
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial