1852 Confederate Percussion Musket From Monocacy National Battlefield

Date:
C. 1852
Creator:
Palmetto Armory

The Palmetto Armory initially supplied the South Carolina militia before the Civil War, but its muskets later armed many Confederate soldiers.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0007
Institution:
Monocacy National Battlefield

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

Silver 6th Corps Badge Found At Monocacy National Battlefield

Date:
C. 1860s

This badge has "Corporal Phillip Cooke of the 151st NY" inscribed on it.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0003
Institution:
Monocacy National Battlefield

The New York Times, July 11, 1864

Date:
July 11, 1864
Publisher/Studio:
New York, NY: The New York Times

Published two days after the Battle of Monocacy, this New York Times paper alerts its readers of the battle and the continued raid on Maryland. Confederate General Jubal Early continued to attack Washington D.C., on July 11 and 12, where Union reinforcements were rushed up to Washington from the Petersburg campaign to defend the capital city.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0004
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

Major General Lew Wallace's Shoulder Straps

Date:
C. 1860s

In the United States Army, the two stars on each of the straps represent the rank of Major General. Lew Wallace commanded the Union soldiers at the Battle of Monocacy.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0006
Institution:
Monocacy National Battlefield