Detail: "antietam Bridge, Maryland." Incidents Of The War.

Date:
September, 1862
Creator:
Gardner, Alexander, Photographer
Publisher/Studio:
Gardner Studio; Philip & Solomons, Washington, D.C.
Description (physical):

Photographs, hand-mounted in book

Location:
201 West Monument Street,Maryland,Baltimore,21201
Identifier:
E 468.7 .G22 Vol 1
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

Sketch 1: "steam Engine Made By A Prisoner In The Prison Camp. Point Lookout, Maryland."

Date:
1865
Creator:
Omenhausser, John I.
Description (physical):

Work on paper; 24.71cm x 19.86cm

Location:
201 West Monument Street,Maryland,Baltimore,21201
Identifier:
1945.51.1
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society
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People Of Baltimore! The Hour For Action Has Arrived - Let Not The Precious Time Be Wasted In Useless Talk... April 21, 1861, 7p.

Date:
April 21, 1861
Description (physical):

Printed letters on paper

Location:
201 West Monument Street,Maryland,Baltimore,21201
Identifier:
None [Broadside 1861]
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

Charleston Mercury Extra Newspaper Extra, 'Union Is Dissolved!' An ordinance to state the disolution of the Union South Carolina. 1:15 o'clock P.M. December 20th 1860

Date:
December 20, 1860
Creator:
Charleston Mercury Newspaper
Publisher/Studio:
Charleston Mercury Newspaper
Description (physical):

Printed letters on paper; 30.48cm x 60.96cm

Location:
201 West Monument Street,Maryland,Baltimore,21201
Identifier:
None [Broadside 1860]
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

Canteen Found At Monocacy National Battlefield

Date:
C. 1860s

Belonging to Private Marshall H. Downey of the 10th Vermont regiment, this canteen can be identified by the stenciling on the cover. Furthermore, the initials "MDH" are scratched into the spout of the canteen.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0001
Institution:
Monocacy National Battlefield

Field Glasses And Case From Monocacy National Battlefield

Date:
C. 1860s

These field glasses are typical of ones carried by officers during the Civil War.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0002
Institution:
Monocacy National Battlefield

Frock Coat Of Union Major General Lew Wallace

Date:
C. 1860s

Major General Lew Wallace commanded the Union forces at the Battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864. While severly outnumbered, Wallace's Union soldiers delayed the Confederate assault on Washington D.C., and allowed the Union command to reinforce its defense of Washington. After the Civil War, Wallace was best known for writing Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0005
Institution:
Monocacy National Battlefield

Eliza "didy" Ridgely

Date:
1841
Creator:
Attributed to George L. Saunders

This charming small portrait of Eliza "Didy" Ridgely (1828-1894) is likely the work of English miniaturist George L. Saunders. The Memorandum Book of Didy’s father, John Ridgely (1790-1867), records “Pd. G. L. Saunders for portrait…$122.00” in June 1841 and “Pd. G. L. Saunders bill…$606.00” the following February. Saunders also painted miniatures of both of Didy’s parents and her maternal great grandmother Eliza Eichelberger. When Didy was 13 years old, she kept a journal which illuminates a great deal about daily life at Hampton.

Description (physical):

Material: Watercolor on ivory. H: 10.8cm, W: 8.25cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP4825
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

School Exercise Book

Date:
1805
Creator:
John Carnan Ridgely

Entitled “Metaphysics” by young John Ridgely (1790-1867), the notebook contains a collection of his handwritten notes in Latin. John was educated both by tutors at Hampton and in small private schools in Baltimore.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 33cm, W: 21cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP14834
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Evil Deeds And Evil Consequences

Date:
1850

Evil Deeds and Evil Consequences was given as a Christmas present to Charles Ridgely, Jr. (1853-1873) in 1857 by his great, great Uncle Otho Eichelberger, who perhaps felt the four year old needed some firm admonition. The remarkable and vivid illustrations and stories might scare a child into good behavior.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 25.4cm, W: 20.4cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP7634
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site