Parchment: 'The Great Steamboat Race Natchez and Robert E. Lee

Date:
1977
Description (physical):

Print

Location:
120 North Main,Missouri,Hannibal,63401
Identifier:
F.XX.30179.1
Institution:
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
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General George McClellan USA (1826-1885)

Date:
C. 1860s

After the defeat at Second Manassas, Northern soldiers needed an inspirational figure to lead them against the first Confederate invasion of the North. The various Union forces in the east also needed a skilled organizer to mold them into an efficient military machine. Against strong opposition from several members of his cabinet, President Abraham Lincoln returned General George B. McClellan to command. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0036
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

General Robert E. Lee CSA (1807-1870)

Date:
C. 1860s

The future of the first Confederate military campaign into Northern territory depended entirely upon Robert E. Lee's plan to deal with the Union soldiers at Harpers Ferry. Before he could pursue his goal to invade Pennsylvania and destroy the Union army in a pitched battle, Lee had to eliminate the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry. Lee's daring plan to capture Harpers Ferry divided his army into four parts separated by mountains and rivers. He knew that his soldiers were tired and poorly fed, and that many of them had been marching barefoot for six weeks. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0035
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson CSA (1824-1863)

Date:
C. 1860s

Robert E. Lee could not have selected a more qualified officer than Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to command the Southern attack on Harpers Ferry in September 1862. Jackson knew Harpers Ferry well. He started his career in the Confederate army there when the Civil War began. During his tenure as the commanding officer at Harpers Ferry in 1861, Jackson became intimately familiar with the unique landscape. During the attack on Harpers Ferry in 1862, he combined his knowledge of the local terrain with his skill as a former professor of artillery tactics. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0034
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Pair Of Gauntlets

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0097
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Robert E. Lee Letter

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0040
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Illustration Of Fort Monroe

Date:
c. 1850
Location:
20 Bernard Rd,Virginia,Hampton,23651
Identifier:
2010.1234.0003
Institution:
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
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Carte-de-visite

Portrait of seated Robert E. Lee shortly taken shortly after surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Image by Brady.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0244
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Dunker Church Dead

Creator:
Walton Taber

Reproduction of a sketch of a photograph of Confederate dead near Dunker Church after the Battle of Antietam. Early in the battle on September 17, 1862, General George B. McClellan concentrated his forces on this church in an attempt to prevent General Robert E. Lee's Confederates from advancing further into northern territory.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0027
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Dead Rebel Gunners At Dunker Church After Battle Of Antietam

Early in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, General George B. McClellan concentrated his forces on this church in an attempt to prevent General Robert E. Lee's Confederates from advancing further into northern territory.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/16", W: 9 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0019
Institution:
American Heritage Archives