Name Stencils And Wooden Block

Date:
c. 1862

The crew used name stencils to mark their clothing and other personal belongings. Those found aboard Cairo were hand carved and rectangular in shape.

Description (physical):

Stencil: Wood. L 13.8, W 1.3, TH 1.9 cm; Block: Wood. L 14, W 1.0, T 1.6 cm; Stencil: Wood. L 13.7, W 1.3, TH 1.9 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0046
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Medal

Made for Swett's Battery Light Artillery.

Description (physical):

Metal L 21.2, W 10.0 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0047
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Tools

The broad range of items recovered from the sunken ironclad reflects the many daily activities of the U.S.S. Cairo crew.

Description (physical):

Drawing pen: Wood. L 13.3, Dia .8 cm; Pencil: Wood. L 17.6, Dia .8 cm; Ice pick: Ferrous metal, wood. L 16.5, Dia (handle)2.2 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0059
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Soldier Who Captured Geronimo

Publisher/Studio:
Leavenworth, KS: Everhard Studio

This soldier captured and sent the Indian chief Geronimo to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The bearded soldier shown in the photo is wearing long boots, a belt and hat, and is carrying a shotgun.

Description (physical):

H: 9 7/8", W: 7 7/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0019
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Private, 9th Pennsylvania

Date:
August 1976
Creator:
Don Troiani
Publisher/Studio:
American Heritage

A colored drawing of a Revolutionary-era soldier. He wears khaki pants and a brown shirt, and he carries a musket. Green-striped bedding is kept rolled up on his back. He faces away from the viewer.

Description (physical):

H: 12 3/8", W: 16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0021
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

A Drummer Of The 40th Regiment Of Foot 1781

Date:
October 1973
Creator:
Don Troiani
Publisher/Studio:
American Heritage

This British soldier served at the Battle of Fort Griswold on September 6, 1781.

Description (physical):

H: 12 3/8", W: 16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0022
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

A Royal Artillery Gunner 1781

Date:
August 1975
Creator:
Don Troiani
Publisher/Studio:
American Heritage Publishing

This British soldier served at the Battle of Eutaw Springs on September 8, 1781. The battle was the last engagement in the Carolinas during the American Revolution.

Description (physical):

H: 12 3/8", W: 16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0023
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

A Private Of The Delaware Regiment 1781

Date:
June 1973
Creator:
Don Troiani
Publisher/Studio:
American Heritage

This American soldier served at the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781. During the battle, 1,900 troops led by General Lord Cornwallis defeated 4,000 American troops led by Nathanael Greene.

Description (physical):

H: 12 3/8", W: 16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0024
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

A Massachusetts Minuteman

Date:
April 1974
Creator:
Don Troiani
Publisher/Studio:
American Heritage

This American soldier served at the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. The battle initiated the American Revolution.

Description (physical):

H: 12 3/8", W: 16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0025
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

A Private Of The Fusilier Regiment Von Knyphausen

Date:
August 1973
Creator:
Don Troiani
Publisher/Studio:
American Heritage

This Hessian soldier served under the Lt. Gen. Wilhelm von Knyphausen, who came to North America in 1776 after 42 years of military service to aid the British.

Description (physical):

H: 12 3/8", W: 16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0026
Institution:
American Heritage Archives