Song Book

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0103
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Harmonica

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0102
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Knapsack

Date:
c. 1863
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0101
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Commission Of Abner Doubleday

Date:
1856
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0064
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Union Supporters.

Date:
1861
Creator:
Unknown
Publisher/Studio:
Unknown
Description (physical):

Photograph; 22.36cm x 27.33cm

Location:
201 West Monument Street,Maryland,Baltimore,21201
Identifier:
None [GPVF]
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

Frock Coat Of Major General David M. Gregg

This frock coat belonged to Major General David M. Gregg, who commanded the 6th United States Cavalry and the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry in 1862, and the 2nd Cavalry Division of the Army of the Potomac from 1862 until his resignation in February 1865. The coat originally had two stars to denote the rank of major general.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.043
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

"Winchester," General Sheridan's horse

Presented by officers of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry to General Sheridan in Rienzi, Mississippi, in 1862, this black horse was ridden by him in nearly every engagement in which he participated during the remainder of the Civil War, including the occasion of his ride from Winchester to Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864, immortalized by Thomas Buchanan Read in his poem entitled, “Sheridan’s Ride.” After the Battle of Cedar Creek, the name of the horse was changed by General Sheridan from Rienzi to Winchester. Standing sixteen hands high and of Morgan blood, he was, in Sheridan’s words, “an animal of great intelligence and immense strength and endurance. He always held his head high, and by the quickness of his movements gave many persons the idea that he was exceedingly impetuous. This was not so, for I could at any time control him by a firm hand and a few words, and he was as cool and quiet under fire as one of my soldiers. I doubt if his superior as a horse for field service was ever ridden by any one.” The saddle, bridle, and other trappings shown on Winchester were used by General Sheridan.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.03
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Ketchum’s Patent Hand Grenades

Creator:
William F. Ketchum

These hand grenades were designed and patented by William F. Ketchum of Buffalo, New York. They were designed to be thrown like a dart, and upon impact, an internal plunger would strike a percussion cap that would ignite the powder. Made as one-, three-, and five-pounder grenades, they were used by both the federal army and navy. Ketchum grenades have been recovered at Petersburg, Port Hudson, Vicksburg, and in the USS Cairo, the Union gunboat that was sunk in the Yazoo River in Mississippi.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.02
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

The .36 caliber Colt Model 1861 Navy revolver was manufactured from 1861 through circa 1873. This model is designed much like the Colt Model 1860 but is somewhat smaller due to its smaller caliber. It is uncertain how many were purchased for the U.S. Navy during the war.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.013
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Remington New Model Army Revolver

Creator:
E. Remington & Sons

E. Remington & Sons of Ilion, New York, made this New Model Army revolver from 1863 to 1875. Approximately 132,000 were manufactured. This six-shot, .44 caliber revolver was the second most issued pistol to Union soldiers during the Civil War.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.012
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History