Manassas, Va. Men Of Co. C, 41st New York Infantry

Date:
July 1862
Creator:
Timothy H. O' Sullivan, (1840-1882)

This photograph depicts Company C of the 41st New York Infantry Regiment. Timothy H. O' Sullivan took this photograph prior to the disastrous Battle of Second Manassas.

Description (physical):

Glass, wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-04017
Institution:
Library of Congress

Manassas, Va., Vicinity. Headquarters Of Gen. Irvin Mcdowell, Formerly Used By Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard

Date:
Jul5, 1862
Creator:
Timothy H. O' Sullivan, (1840-1882)

This photograph is from the Eastern Theater, where Union and Confederate armies met both in July 1861 and August 1862. Gen. McDowell, the losing commander at First Manassas, set up field operations around Manassas after failing to defeat General Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley.

Description (physical):

Glass, stereograph; wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-00295
Institution:
Library of Congress

Manassas, Va. Our Photographer At Manassas

Date:
Jul4, 1862
Creator:
Timothy H. O' Sullivan, (1840-1882)

This is a photograph of the woods in Manassas, depicting a photographer and his carriage. Taken in July 1862, it was about a year after First Manassas and about two months before Second Manassas.

Description (physical):

Photographic print

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-B8184-651
Institution:
Library of Congress

U.S. Treasury Guards Flag

Date:
c. 1865

Dramatically associated with the close of the war, this flag decorated the front of the Presidential box at Ford Theater, in Washington, D.C. on the night of April 14th, 1865. Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, caught his spur and tore this flag as he jumped from the Presidential Box to the stage below.

Description (physical):

Silk. 71 1/2" x 77 1/2"

Location:
511 10th Street, NW Washington,District of Columbia 20004
Identifier:
2010.0006.0002
Institution:
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

Frag Cannonball

Date:
1863

This is a Civil War cannonball fragment that has been significantly worn, as the rough surface confirms.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron. H: 10.5cm, W: 9.5cm.

Location:
5801 Oxford Road Glen Echo,Maryland 20812
Identifier:
CLBA 3645
Institution:
National Park Service

Army Of Northern Virginia Infantry Battle Flag, 3rd Issue

Date:
c. 1864

This flag belonged to the Staunton artillery (Garber's battery), Virginia. It is unclear why the artillery battery used an infantry flag, and didn't have a regulation artillery flag measuring 3 feet square. It's possible that since the flag is a late war model, that the artillery model wasn't available.

Description (physical):

Wool bunting with cotton stars. 45" x 45"

Location:
8976 Battlefield Park Rd.Richmond , Virginia 23223
Identifier:
2010.0006.0011
Institution:
Richmond National Battlefield Park

Manassas, Va. Confederate Fortifications, With Federal Soldiers

Date:
March 1862
Creator:
George N. Barnard, (1819-1902)

This photograph depicts Union soldiers overrunning Confederate fortifications at Manassas. The Confederate Army left behind many of its positions in Northern Virginia as General McClellan threatened Richmond from the Virginia Peninsula.

Description (physical):

Photograph: glass, wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-03910
Institution:
Library of Congress

Manassas, Va. Confederate Winter Quarters

Date:
July 1862
Creator:
Timothy H. O' Sullivan, (1840-1882)

This photograph, taken in July 1862, shows the abandoned Confederate winter quarters in Manassas. Later that summer, Manassas hosted another decisive battle in which General Lee overwhelmed General Pope's Union army.

Description (physical):

Glass, stereograph; wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-00297
Institution:
Library of Congress

Railroad Bridge Across Bull Run. O. & A. R.r.

This photograph shows an important crossing point of Bull Run Creek, near Manassas, Virginia. The First Battle of Manassas started as Union soldiers faced gunfire while crossing Bull Run

Description (physical):

Photographic print

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-USZ62-68550
Institution:
Library of Congress

Battlefield Of Bull Run

Date:
1861

This photograph shows the terrain on which the Union and Confederate armies fought the First Battle of Manassas.

Description (physical):

Photographic print

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-USZ62-57821
Institution:
Library of Congress