Queen Elizabeth, Wife Of King Henry Vii

Date:
1751
Creator:
Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780)
Publisher/Studio:
London: Knapton

This portrait of Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), wife of King Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Elizabeth of York is the only English queen to have been a daughter, mother, sister, niece and wife of English monarchs during her lifetime. The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 11/16", W: 11 7/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0056
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Queen Jane Seymour, Wife Of King Henry Viii

Date:
1751
Creator:
Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780)
Publisher/Studio:
London: Knapton

This portrait of Queen Jane Seymour (1508-1537), the third wife of Henry VIII, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. She died shortly after the birth of her first child. It is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 5/16", W: 11 3/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0057
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

French 4 Pounder Smoothbore

Date:
1793
Publisher/Studio:
Lyons

This is a French 4-pounder smoothbore gun, cast at Lyons in 1793 and apparently captured during the Quasi-War with France (1798-1800). Manufactured in the year in which Louis XVI went to the guillotine, it has its founder's identification on the breech face with the republican slogan "Liberte,egalite" on the chase. A nearly-obliterated device on the first reinforce seems to be a revolutionary national monogram substitute for the royal cipher used on earlier guns. Where 3-pounder and 6-pounder guns were used in the English service, the French preferred 4- and 8- pounders.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-AP
Institution:
Naval Historical Center

P1853 Enfield

Date:
c. 1861
Creator:
Edward Philip Bond

CONTRACT P1853 ENFIELD RIFLE-MUSKET, .577 CAL. PERCUSSION. MARKINGS: LOCK: E.P.BOND/LONDON"; BARREL AT BREECH: LONDON PROOF MARKS; BUTTPLATE TANG: "1537/B"; BUTTSTOCK: "JW" CARVED ON RIGHT SIDE, "DEO DUCE VINCIMUS" ON LEFT SIDE. MISSING UPPER BAND & RAMROD; REPLACEMENT FRONT SIDE SCREW (NOT ORIGINAL)." Origin: LONDON, ENGLAND.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Brass, Wood. L: 140.0 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 205
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Sheet Metal (tin) Ration Box With Nesting Tray/cup & Lid

Date:
c. 1861

SHEET METAL (TIN) RATION BOX WITH NESTING TRAY/CUP (b) & LID (c). SIMILAR TO BRITISH ARMY ISSUE MESS TIN, MADE IN ENGLAND FOR CONFEDERATE SERVICE TO ACCOMPANY THE S. ISAACS CAMPBELL FIELD PACK. ALLEGEDLY TAKEN FROM A UNION SOLDIER BY PVT. RICHARD E. WALDEN, WARRENTON RIFLES, CO. K, 17TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY. SEMI-CIRCULAR CROSS-SECTION; BRACKET ON EACH SIDE FOR BAIL/STRAP (MISSING);TRAY/CUP HAS HINGED WIRE HANDLE FORMING A CIRCLE AT END. Origin: LONDON, ENGLAND.

Description (physical):

Material: Tin. H: 11.5, W: 17.0, D: 11.1 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 457
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Jeb Stuart’s Pistol

This English-made, cased Tranter revolver was given to Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart by Heros von Borcke. Von Borcke was a Prussian officer who took leave from his country’s services to serve in the American Civil War. He served as Stuart’s chief of staff, with the rank of major, until he was seriously wounded at Middleburg, Virginia, in June 1863. That same month, von Borcke gave this revolver to Stuart, in the expectation that Stuart would have attained the rank of lieutenant general. Stuart had hopes of receiving this rank after commanding “Stonewall” Jackson’s corps when that officer was mortally wounded during the battle of Chancellorsville. Unfortunately he never obtained that rank, but the inscription on the cover of the cased revolver states: “LT. GEN J.E.B. STUART C.S.A. CULPEPPER, VA JUNE 1863/ FROM HEROS VON BORCKE.”

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.027
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History