M1842 Palmetto Armory

Date:
1852

PALMETTO ARMORY M1842 PERCUSSION MUSKET LOCK TO CAT. LOCKPLATE MARKED: COLUMBIA/ S.C. 1852, PALMETTO ARMORY/ S*C. (ENCIRCLING TREE). ALL LOCK PARTS PRESENT & FUNCTIONAL. Origin: COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron. L: 15.7 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 591
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1842 Palmetto Armory

Date:
1852

PALMETTO ARMORY M1842 RIFLED MUSKET, .69 CAL. PERCUSSION. STOCK BROKEN WITH WOOD MISSING AT TANG (FILLED WITH EPOXY); BARREL & STOCK CUT DOWN 3 AT MUZZLE; BARREL FLAT OPPOSITE BOLSTER MARKED: "WG&Co" (WM GLAZE & CO.); 2 BRASS BARREL BANDS; LOCK (SEE CAT.# MANA 591); MISSING: REAR SIGHT, MIDDLE BARREL BAND & 2 SIDE SCREWS. Origin: COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Brass, Wood. L: 139.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 378
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Garrison Flag

Date:
c. 1860

Major Robert Anderson raised this large garrison flag over the unfinished Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on December 26, 1860. It was flying on April 12, 1861 when the Confederate forces began firing on the fort.

Description (physical):

Wool bunting. 19' 1" x 24' 1"

Location:
1214 Middle Street Sullivan's Island,South Carolina 29482
Identifier:
2010.0006.0006
Institution:
Fort Sumter National Monument

Storm Flag

Date:
c. 1860

After the garrison flag (see previous flag) that was flying over Fort Sumter had ripped, soldiers raised this smaller storm flag in its place.

Description (physical):

8' x 14'

Location:
1214 Middle Street Sullivan's Island,South Carolina 29482
Identifier:
2010.0006.0007
Institution:
Fort Sumter National Monument

Pee Dee Rifle Guard Flag

Date:
c. 1860

Flag carried by the Company A of the Pee Dee Rifle Guard.

Description (physical):

Silk. 35 1/2" x 45"

Location:
1214 Middle Street Sullivan's Island,South Carolina 29482
Identifier:
2010.0006.0008
Institution:
Fort Sumter National Monument

Lee's Sharpshooters; or, The Forefront of Battle

Creator:
Dunlop, William S.
Publisher/Studio:
Little Rock, AR: 1899
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Charleston At War

Date:
2000
Creator:
Thomson, Jack
Publisher/Studio:
Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications
Description (physical):

Hardcover, 8.5" x 11", 222 p.

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

"a Rising Star Of Promise"

Date:
1998
Creator:
Logan, David Jackson
Publisher/Studio:
Campbell, CA: Savas Publishing Co.
Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6" x 9", 255p.

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

Documents

Date:
1864-1864

One Page document from General Mansfield Lovell - Columbia, South Carolina in 1864 Defends his actions during the Fall of New Orleans. This is connected to the Court of Inquiry into the fall of New Orleans without a fight. Addressed to Honorable Judge Charles Villere and written from his HQ at Columbia, South Carolina in which he discusses Judge Walker's attack on him in references to the people of New Orleans. We have an image of Walker 2004.002.200 in our collection.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.211
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Book

Date:
1861-1861

Book of Bylaws of the Orphan House, Charleston, South Carolina. Published in Charleston: Steam-Power Presses of Evans and Cogswell, 1861. 40 Pages. This book offers the rules and regulations of the Orphan House of Charleston, founded in 1790. Over 300, children lived in the house at any given time. The need for orphan houses increased during the Civil War so public and charitable funds were needed, an issue discussed in the document including admissions, clothing, discipline, recreation, morals, studies, uniforms, and teachers. An example of how a Civil War orphanage would be run.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.228
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier