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The crew used name stencils to mark their clothing and other personal belongings. Those found aboard Cairo were hand carved and rectangular in shape.
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
Made for Swett's Battery Light Artillery.
Metal L 21.2, W 10.0 cm
The broad range of items recovered from the sunken ironclad reflects the many daily activities of the U.S.S. Cairo crew.
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
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.
H: 9 7/8", W: 7 7/8"
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.
H: 12 3/8", W: 16"
This British soldier served at the Battle of Fort Griswold on September 6, 1781.
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.
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.
This American soldier served at the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. The battle initiated the American Revolution.
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.
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