Knife

Date:
c. 1862
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0074
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Tools Of The Maritime Trades

Date:
1978
Creator:
John E. Horsley
Publisher/Studio:
Camden, ME: International Marine Publishing Company

Provides descriptions and illustrations of tools used in wooden shipbuilding.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
VM901.H67, LCCN: 78-51829
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Surgeon's Kit

Dr. C. Lewett used this U.S. Army regulation surgeon's case. He served with the 16th Massachusetts Infantry from 1861 - 1864. The U.S. government supplied surgical instruments to each medical officer. They were contained in different types of cases depending upon whether their use was for a major or minor operation.

Description (physical):

Mahogany, brass, velvet. L 42.9, W 16.7 D 11.3 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0005
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

Drafting Set

Both Robert E. Lee and his oldest son, George Washington Custis Lee, were graduates of the US Military Academy, the finest engineering school in the country at the time. Drafting tools of this type were essential possessions of both men. R. E. Lee was an accomplished engineer. His improvements to the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri saved that city from financial ruin and helped keep that “Gateway to the West” open. He also worked on fortifications in Savannah, GA, Baltimore, MD and New York City.

Description (physical):

Mahogany, brass, paper. L 21.8, D 12.7, H 4.8 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0015
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial