Virginia Regimental Flag

Date:
c. 1860

This flag was carried by an unknown Virginia regiment. On April 8, 1865, Major Thomas Ward of General Armstrong Custers's cavalry division captured it near Namozine Church. Major Ward was General Custer's brother-in-law.

Description (physical):

Silk. 54" x 65"

Location:
VA Rt. 24 Appomattox,Virginia 24522
Identifier:
2010.0006.0001
Institution:
Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park

Confederate Fortifications At Manassas, Va.

Date:
March 1862
Creator:
Alexander Gardner, (1821-1882)

This photograph shows Confederate fortifications in March 1862 in Manassas, Virginia. Union General George McClellan bypassed Northern Virginia during his advance on Richmond, instead sailing the Union Army down the Chesapeake Bay to the James River.

Description (physical):

Photographic print

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-USZ62-93646
Institution:
Library of Congress

Winter Quarters Of The Rebel Army At Manassas, Va., 1862

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

This stereograph captures the Confederate army stationed in Manassas for the snowy winter of 1862.

Description (physical):

Photographic print on stereo card

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-USZ62-118360
Institution:
Library of Congress

Antietam, Md. Confederate Dead By A Fence On The Hagerstown Road

Date:
September 1862
Creator:
Alexander Gardner, (1821-1882)

This photograph captures the Confederate dead alongside the Hagerstown Turnpike. The road, which leads into Sharpsburg from the north, saw heavy fighting in the first hours of the battle, as General McClellan's Union Army of the Potomac attacked General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.

Description (physical):

Glass, stereograph; wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-01097
Institution:
Library of Congress

Antietam, Md. Confederate Dead In A Ditch On The Right Wing Used As A Rifle Pit

Date:
September 1862
Creator:
Alexander Gardner, (1821-1882)

This Alexander Gardner photograph, taken after the Battle of Antietam, shows Confederate casualties in a rifle pit on the battlefield. The Confederate Army suffered over 10,000 casualties on September 17 alone.

Description (physical):

Glass, stereograph; wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-00240
Institution:
Library of Congress

Harper's Ferry, As Evacuated by the Confederate Troops

Date:
July 6, 1861
Publisher/Studio:
Harper's Weekly

This reproduction of a print in Harper's Weekly shows a view of the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah Rivers to the east of Harper's Ferry. Soldiers mull about; a lone cannon sits in the foreground. Confederates moved the arms stored at the Harpers Ferry arsenal to a more secure location in the Confederate capital of Richmond in 1861. The Confederate and Union armies would meet near the city for the Battle of Harpers Ferry on September 12-15, 1862.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0006
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Destruction of the Railroad Bridge over the Potomac, at Harper's Ferry, by the Rebels, June 15, 1861

Date:
June 15, 1861
Publisher/Studio:
Harper's Weekly

This reproduction of a print in Harper's Weekly shows soldiers observing an explosion on a railroad bridge in Harpers Ferry. Confederates moved the arms stored at the Harpers Ferry arsenal to a more secure location in the Confederate capital of Richmond in 1861. The Confederate and Union armies would meet near the city for the Battle of Harpers Ferry on September 12-15, 1862.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0008
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

The Battle Of South Mountain, Md. Sunday, Sept. 14. 1862.

Creator:
A.A. Fasel

Reproduction. Caption reads, "The glorious charge of the 23rd & 12th Ohio Volunteers (Col. Scammon) against the 23rd & 12th North Carolina, under the rebel Gen. Garland, who was killed in the charge."

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 9 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0011
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Haversack

Date:
c. 1861

This Confederate shoulder bag was used to carry rations, cooking utensils and personal items. The bag has been mended, showing how important it was to the owner.

Description (physical):

Cotton. L 67 cm, W 29 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0021
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park