Skirmish Between Brooklyn 14th And 300 Rebel Cavalry

Creator:
Alfred R. Waud (1828-1891)

In this reproduction of a sketch, Union and Confederate soldiers engage in fierce combat in close quarters. This confrontation occurred at the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0035
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Burying The Dead

Creator:
Walton Taber

A reproduction of a work depicting a Union burial team after the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0038
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Advance Of 9th New York Zouaves Toward Sharpsburg

Creator:
Edwin Forbes

Reproduction of a work in pencil. Caption reads, "Charge of Burnsides 9th Corps on the right flank of the reel army. Antietam. 3.30 P.M. Sept 17th 1862. 1 The Town of Sharpsburg. 2 The old Lutheran church. 3 9th N.Y. Vols. Hawkins Zouaves. 4 Rebels retreating into the town. 5 Rebel line of battle."

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10". Original in pencil.

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0043
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Battle of Burnside's Bridge

Date:
1888
Publisher/Studio:
Kurz and Allen

Reproduction of a lithograph depicting fighting on Burnside Bridge during the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10". Original color lithograph.

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0048
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Badge

Date:
1894

Grand Army of the Republic ribbon and badge. Brass clasp at top -1 1/2" W in center, 3"L. "Grand Army of the Republic" with emblem of a spread eagle atop an American flag with a star below. Inside star is a sketched image of figures, men, women, and children. "Grand Army of the Republic IBEI Veteran 1866" written around circle -black sunburst surrounds seal. Attached to clasp is a red, white, & blue ribbon -1 5/8" W x 1"L. Attached to the ribbon is a painted metal medallion - 1 3/4" Circum. Read more »

Description (physical):

Cloth. Brass, Metal.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd. Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1997.043.024
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

The Battle Of South Mountain, Md. Sunday, Sept. 14. 1862.

Creator:
A.A. Fasel

Reproduction. Caption reads, "The glorious charge of the 23rd & 12th Ohio Volunteers (Col. Scammon) against the 23rd & 12th North Carolina, under the rebel Gen. Garland, who was killed in the charge."

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 9 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0011
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Portable Writing Desk

Date:
c. 1861

This portable writing desk belonged to Lieut. John L Wright, Co K, 34th Pennsylvannia Volunteers. Wright, from Lancaster County, PA was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Company K, 34th PA Regiment on May 15, 1861. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on July 21, 1861, and Adjutant on May 27, 1863.

Description (physical):

Wood, cloth, brass. W 51.8 cm, L 46 cm, H 13.7 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0001
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Pocket Chess Set

Date:
c. 1861

This pocket-sized chess set was carried by Union General Abner Doubleday.

Description (physical):

Wood, ivory. L 18, W 7.5, H 4 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0037
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Checkerboard

Date:
c. 1861

This handmade checkerboard (section) belonged to Lt. Willis Smith, 123rd New York Infantry.

Description (physical):

Paper, board. L 63 cm, W 44 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0038
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Backgammon Set

Date:
c. 1861

This delicate backgammon set belonged to Lucius Savage of Company F, 2nd Vermont Infantry.

Description (physical):

Wood. L 18.5, W 9.5, Th 4 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0040
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park