The First Day At Gettysburg

Date:
2005
Creator:
Thomas, James E.
Publisher/Studio:
Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications

Touring the modern battlefield and the important events of the first day.

Description (physical):

Softcover, 5.5" x 8.5", 80 p.

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

10th Virginia Infantry Regimental Flag

Date:
1861

10TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY REGIMENTAL FLAG CARRIED AT FIRST MANASSAS. FIRST CONFEDERATE NATIONAL FLAG PATTERN WITH 13 HAND-PAINTED GOLD STARS ON OBVERSE, VA SEAL PAINTED ON REVERSE OF UNION (PARTIALLY SHOT AWAY BY CANNONBALL -FRAGMENTS SAVED); MARKED: HORSTMANNS PHIL" (BELOW VA SEAL); GOLD SILK FRINGE ON 3 SIDES; 4 PAIR OF TIES AT LEADING EDGE. HAND SEWN THROUGHOUT. Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Silk. H: 115.5, L: 211.0 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1003
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Shipping Crate For 12 Rounds Of 3-inch Canister, Fixed Artillery Ammunition

Date:
c. 1861

SHIPPING CRATE FOR 12 ROUNDS OF 3-INCH CANISTER, FIXED ARTILLERY AMMUNITION. TRACES OF ORIGINAL OLIVE PAINT REMAIN WITH FAINT BLACK STENCILING ON BOTH ENDS OF EXTERIOR READING: FRANKFORD ARSENAL/ 12 ROUNDS/ 3 IN:CANISTER/ FIXED"; BOX LID MISSING. CONSTRUCTED OF 2.5-CM THICK BOARDS DOVETAILED & NAILED TOGETHER; 12 CIRCULAR INDENTATIONS, 3.5-CM DIAM X .7-CM DEEP, ON BOTTOM INTERIOR; WOODEN LIP SCREWED TO EXTERIOR ENDS. Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Wood. H: 34.0, W: 30.5, L: 43.0 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1209
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1850

Date:
c. 1861

M1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD CARRIED BY 2ND LT. DAVID POTTS, CO. I, 26TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY, WHEN KILLED 29 AUG. 1862 AT SECOND MANASSAS. 23.5 BROKEN BLADE MARKED: "W.H./HORSTMANN'S/& SONS/PHILADELPHIA"; FISH-SKIN GRIP DETERIORATED; SCABBARD: CAT # MANA 1709." Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Steel, Brass. L: 74.0, H: 11.5, D: 8.0 Cm. The Blade Is Cleanly Broken 23.5 From Hilt With The End Of The Blade Missing. The Metal Has Been Cleaned And Is Free Of Active Rust But Is 33% (Approx.) Pitted And Discolored. The Gasket At The Hilt Is Missing. The Brass Guard Is Undamaged With An Even Patina; It Is Slightly Loose. The Fishskin Covering Over The Grip Is Severely Abraded With The Underlying Wood Visible In Several Places. Two Thin Brass Wires Remain Wrapped Around The Entire Grip But A Larger Twisted Brass Wire Is Missing Except At The Pommel End.".

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1708
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1850 (#1708)

Date:
c. 1861

SCABBARD TO M1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD, CAT # MANA 1708. BLACK LEATHER WITH BRASS THROAT INSCRIBED: DAVID POTTS"; TIP & DRAG MISSING; MIDDLE BAND LOOSE DUE TO A MISSING BRASS RETAINING SCREW." Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Leather, Brass. L: 75.7, W: 3.7, D: 2.0 Cm. The Leather Body Is Complete And In Sound Condition Except Where It Has Been Bent And Permanently Creased 14.5 Cm From The End. There Are Also Minor Abrasions Typical Of Normal Wear. The Brass Tip And Drag Are Missing; The Middle Brass Band Is Loose Due To A Missing Brass Retaining Screw; The Brass Throat Is Dented On Both Sides (Obverse Side Appears To Have Been Struck With A Sharp, Pointed Object Numerous Times). Both Belt Rings Are Present

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1709
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Photographic Print Of Lt. David Potts

Date:
c. 1861
Creator:
R.N. Keely

HAND TINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT OF LT. DAVID POTTS, CO. I, 26TH PA. VOL. INFANTRY. POSED IN UNIFORM WITH SWORD IN HAND. OVAL IMAGE MARKED UNDERNEATH: PHOT. BY R.N. KEELY, 5TH & COATES ST., PHILADA. FRAMED (UNDER GLASS). Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper, Wood, Glass. H: 34.5, W: 29.0, D: 3.7 Cm. The Image Is In Good Condition. The Frame Is Cracked In 6 Places And Appears To Have Been Mended. The Outer Rim Is Severely Abraded/Chipped On The Lower Right Side (Between 4 & 5 O'Clock). A Gold Painted Border Around The Inner Edge Is Worn (Scratched & Cracked) In Numerous Places; A Black Painted Border Surrounding The Gold Border Is Also Worn (Scratched, Cracked & Abraded) In Several Places

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1710
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Original Profile Portrait Of Dr. Isaac Henry

Date:
c. 1802
Creator:
Charles B.J. St. Memin

ORIGINAL PROFILE PORTRAIT OF DR. ISAAC HENRY BY ARTIST CHARLES B.J. ST. MEMIN. CRAYON (PASTEL/ CHARCOAL) ON PAPER. MATTED & FRAMED UNDER GLASS. ORIGINAL WOODEN FRAME BACKING (b) IS SEPARATE (REMOVED BY CONSERVATORS). Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper, Wood. L: 63, W: 48, T 2.8 Cm. Poor Condition Originally: Light Damage, Water Stains, Inactive Insect Infestation, Paper Torn When Reframed

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 22009
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Oil Lamp Part

Petroleum discovered in Titusville, PA in 1859 provided Americans with a new supply of lamp oil that was cheaper and more abundant than whale oil. In 1905, during the building of the Los Angeles Aqueduct through the Owens Valley, the city of Los Angeles built its first power plant 15 miles north of Manzanar at Division Creek. Many Manzanar homes did not have electicity until the 1920s. This lamp has "Pat. Jan-6-83/Feb 11-73" embossed on the wick turner.

Description (physical):

Metal. H 2, Dia 7.5 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 3017
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

World War I Uniform Jacket

Earle B. Taylor wore this jacket during World War I while he served in the Tank Corps in the United States and Europe. US Army M-1912 issue, size 6 regular 38; waist 34; length 28 1/4 ; sleeve 32 inches. Taylor took his training under Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Army Tank Corps Training Center.  This was Eisenhower’s first independent command.

Description (physical):

Wool, bronze (buttons). L 77.0, W 78.0, D 10.5 (approx) cm

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
ENHS 15835
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

The President’s Motorcade Driving Through Gettysburg With Secret Service Agents Walking Alongside

Date:
Nov-55
Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
ENHS 2255
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site