Dominos

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0095
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Read more »

Cards

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0096
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Read more »

Chess Set

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0094
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Read more »

Pocket Chess Set

Date:
c. 1861

This pocket-sized chess set was carried by Union General Abner Doubleday.

Description (physical):

Wood, ivory. L 18, W 7.5, H 4 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0037
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Checkerboard

Date:
c. 1861

This handmade checkerboard (section) belonged to Lt. Willis Smith, 123rd New York Infantry.

Description (physical):

Paper, board. L 63 cm, W 44 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0038
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Bullet Poker Chips

Date:
c. 1861

Creative soldiers often came up with their own gaming pieces. In this case flattened lead bullets were used as poker chips. These chips came from Shiloh, Tennessee.

Description (physical):

Lead. L 3.7, W 0.7, T 0.3 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0039
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Backgammon Set

Date:
c. 1861

This delicate backgammon set belonged to Lucius Savage of Company F, 2nd Vermont Infantry.

Description (physical):

Wood. L 18.5, W 9.5, Th 4 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0040
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Domino Set

Date:
c. 1861

This boxed set of ivory dominoes bears a stencil on the underside of the lid that reads: G. B. HALE. Co. A. 52. REG. MASS. VOL. M. The ivory and ebony domino tiles were stored in a felt-lined wooden box.

Description (physical):

Ivory, wood. L 16.5 cm, W 8 cm,

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0041
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park