United States Flag, Union Regiment

Date:
1861-1863
Description (physical):

H: 75" (including fringe); W: 78" (incomplete edge)

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
92773
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Model 1858 U. S. Army Military Canteen

Date:
1858-1865
Description (physical):

DIA: 8" D: 3" H: 10'' (length with strap extended: 31'')

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
92759
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Jacket

Date:
C. 1863

Artillery shell jacket which belonged to First Sergeant Frederick Malish of the 1st Wisconsin Light Artillery. Blue wool coat with red piping at neck, cuffs, lapel, and bottom edge as was regulation for artillery soldiers. Below the red first sergeant insignia is a yellow veterans service chevron denoting that Malish reenlisted in the artillery as a veteran. With the reenlistment of veteran volunteers service chevrons are seen in late war images among the volunteers, who would have had less than five years service in a war that did not last that long. Read more »

Location:
5400 First Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
Identifier:
CW2008-74-1
Institution:
Kenosha Civil War Museum

General William Franklin USA (1823-1903)

Date:
C. 1860s

On September 13, 1862, William B. Franklin became a key player in the Union effort to foil the first Confederate invasion of the North. General Franklin's orders included a series of lengthy and detailed instructions, not the least of which was the reinforcement of the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry. But before that could happen, Franklin had to seize Crampton's gap on top of South Mountain, drive the Confederates into the Potomac River to the south and prepare for the possibility of another enemy force marching toward him from the north. Franklin outnumbered his opponent almost four to one. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0037
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

General George McClellan USA (1826-1885)

Date:
C. 1860s

After the defeat at Second Manassas, Northern soldiers needed an inspirational figure to lead them against the first Confederate invasion of the North. The various Union forces in the east also needed a skilled organizer to mold them into an efficient military machine. Against strong opposition from several members of his cabinet, President Abraham Lincoln returned General George B. McClellan to command. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0036
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Colonel Jesse Segoine

Date:
C. 1860s

Sometime between 9 and 10 p.m. on September 14, fighting broke out along the Union skirmish line on the western slope of Bolivar Heights. Colonel Jesse Segoine's 111th New York held the center of the line. During this final infantry engagement Segoine came to the aid of Private James O'Hara and loaded a rifle for the disabled infantryman who had no right thumb.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0023
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

General Julius White

Date:
C. 1860s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0022
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Bible

Date:
C. 1860s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0024
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Private Louis B. Hull

Date:
C. 1860s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0025
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Diary Entry

Date:
C. 1862
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0026
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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