1974 Ford C-700 Truck, Used by Roadway Express

Date:
1974
Creator:
Ford Motor Company | Whiting Door Manufacturing, Corp.

Roadway Express, Inc. operated this Ford C-series truck in Lexington, Kentucky. The truck's functionality proved useful to the company's local pickup and delivery service. Designated unit 23704, it was a workhorse for the company for sixteen years, before being retired to The Henry Ford.

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
90.191.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Roadway Express, Inc.

Eleanor Agnes Lee

Date:
c. 1865-1870

The fifth child of Robert and Mary Lee, Agnes kept a diary in the 1850s documenting life at Arlington. It was later published. Growing Up in the 1850s: The Journal of Agnes Lee is still in print. Agnes was in love with a cousin, Orton Williams. It is believed that he proposed marriage to Agnes during the war but she turned him down. He was caught by Union troops while behind Union lines and executed as a spy. After the war Agnes moved to Lexington, VA with her parents. She died of cholera in 1873 at the age of 32.

Description (physical):

Paper. H 8.8 W 5.5 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0008
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial

The Revisionist: Lexington, 1775

Date:
June 1971
Creator:
Michael Ramus
Publisher/Studio:
American Heritage

Laughably reasonable American colonists confront British forces for the first time in this American Heritage political cartoon. The lead colonist declares, "Don't fire unless fired upon but if they mean to escalate this minor peace-keeping operation into a major police action, let it begin here." A sign behind him reads, "Keep off ye grass."

Description (physical):

H: 10 7/8", W: 8 3/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0011
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Sixth New Hampshire Regiment

Date:
1996
Creator:
Jackman, Lyman
Publisher/Studio:
Earlysville, VA: Old Books Publishing

Regimental history of the Sixth New Hampshire Infantry. Organized at Keene and mustered in November 27, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., December 25, 1861. Attached to Williams' 4th Brigade, North Carolina Expedition, to April, 1862. Hawkins Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863. Bixby's Brigade, District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865. SERVICE.-Expedition to Hatteras Inlet, N. C., January 6-13, 1862, and duty there till March 2. Moved to Roanoke Island March 2 and duty there till June 18. Expedition to Elizabeth City April 7-8. Battle of Camden, South Mills, April 19. Expedition to New Berne June 18-July 2. Moved to Newport News, Va., July 2-10, and duty there till August 2. Moved to Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg, Va., August 2-7. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Second Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September-October. Battle of South Mountain, Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Corbin's Cross Roads, near Amissville, November 10. Sulphur Springs November 14. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 11; thence to Lexington, Ky., March 26-April 1. To Winchester, thence to Richmond, Ky., April 18. To Paint Lick Creek May 3, and to Lancaster May 10. Movement to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Milldale till August 5. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, August 5-20; thence to Nicholasville, Ky. Provost duty at Nicholasville, Frankfort and Russellville till October 25. Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., and Provost duty there till January 16, 1864. Regiment veteranize January, 1864, and on furlough January 16 to March 10, when ordered to Annapolis, Md. Non-Veterans at Camp Nelson, Ky., till March. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness, Va., May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient at Spottsylvania Court House May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Hatcher¿s Run October 27-28. Garrison of Fort Alexander Hays till April, 1865. Appomattex Campaign March 28-April 9. Assaults on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee to Burkesville April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-27. Duty at Alexandria till July. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 17, 1865. Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 228 Enlisted men by disease. Total 418.

Description (physical):

Blue Hardcover

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Revolver

Date:
1857

1994.002.025 Revolver, Confederate Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver ca. 1853-1857 (probably '56-'57 due to high serial number). 7 1/2"L octagonal barrel. Brass post front sight mounted 3/8" from the muzzle. Case-hardened frame is 2 15/16"L. Case-hardened hammer has a "V" notch in the lip -serves as the rear sight. The cylinder is 1 11/16"L, finished blue. Rectangular stop slots with guide grooves and six safety locking pins are at the rear. Large oval iron triggerguard with a steel or iron gripstrap. Catch for loading lever is missing. "ADDRESS COL COLT LONDON" stamped on barrel. "Colts/Patent on frame. Naval battle scene rolled engraved around the circumference of the cylinder. "V" under crown also stamped on the cylinder. Serial number "40955" stamped in the cylinder and on most major parts. British "VP" proofmark on the side of the barrel. "J.W. Wood/F.7.VA" handcarved on the butt.

Description (physical):

Steel.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1994.002.025
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

VMI Cadet Tailcoat Worn By Charles R. Norris (co. B, 27th Va Inf.) When Killed 21 July 1861

Date:
c. 1860
Creator:
Vanderslice

VMI CADET TAILCOAT WORN BY CHARLES R. NORRIS (CO. B, 27TH VA INF.) WHEN KILLED 21 JULY 1861. SINGLE BREASTED; STAND UP COLLAR; CADET GRAY WOOL TRIMMED WITH BLACK BRAID; PADDED FRONT WITH RED LINING; WHITE COTTON SLEEVE LINING; GILT/BRASS VMI CADET BUTTONS (BACKMARK: R&W ROBINSON, EAGLE) IN 3 ROWS DOWN FRONT (TOP CENTER & LEFT COLLAR MISSING);2 BUTTONS EACH AT BACK WAIST & ON TAILS; NO CUFF BUTTONS; LABEL INSIDE COLLAR: WIGHT";ENTRY WOUND HOLE THROUGH FRONT LEFT SHOULDER AREA; EXTENSIVE MOTH DAMAGE." Origin: LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Wool, Cotton, Brass. H: 76 cm, W: 42 cm, D: 24 cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1966
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park