Bullet Poker Chips

Date:
c. 1861

Creative soldiers often came up with their own gaming pieces. In this case flattened lead bullets were used as poker chips. These chips came from Shiloh, Tennessee.

Description (physical):

Lead. L 3.7, W 0.7, T 0.3 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0039
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

General Sherman's sword

Creator:
Ames Manufacturing Company

General William T. Sherman wore this Model 1850 staff and field officers’s sword during the battle of Shiloh, April 6–8, 1862. It was manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.025
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Voices Of The Civil War

Date:
1996
Publisher/Studio:
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier