Domino Set

Date:
c. 1861

This boxed set of ivory dominoes bears a stencil on the underside of the lid that reads: G. B. HALE. Co. A. 52. REG. MASS. VOL. M. The ivory and ebony domino tiles were stored in a felt-lined wooden box.

Description (physical):

Ivory, wood. L 16.5 cm, W 8 cm,

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0041
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Diary

Date:
c. 1863

Blood-stained diary of Alfred S. Rowe, Company C, 6th Maryland Volunteer Infantry. Shows passage of a bullet through the top.

Description (physical):

Paper, leather. L 14.6, W 7.5, T 1.0 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0042
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Envelope

Date:
c. 1862

Union General George McClellan’s images graces the envelop that Amos Lapham, Company D, 5th Maine Infantry addressed to his sister. It was postmarked in Louisville, Kentucky. Popular stationary was adorned with military and patriotic motifs.

Description (physical):

Paper. L 13.2, W 8.0 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0044
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Pen

Date:
c. 1861

Pen used by William Grinstead, Surgeon of Volunteers, Union Army.

Description (physical):

L 16.5 cm, Diam 1.5 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0048
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Group In Front Of Post Office Tent At Army Of The Potomac Headquarters

Date:
April 1863
Creator:
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0049
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Letter

Date:
September 24, 1861
Creator:
A.E. Lapham

Transcription: "Eagle Hill, Sept. 24/ 61 / I received your kind leter baring date of 16. Was verry glad to heer from you and heer fro(?) that you well. I received a leter from DHL. She wrote that _J was verry sick with the fever though it a doutful case if he recovers. I hope that the next mail will fetch me a leter stating that he is getting well but I feer it will be that he is gon to the land of the sperrits. If it is gods will to take him why should I murmer. I should not but since I herd that he was so sick I havnot slept seers (?) enny perhaps that I mid hav slept better but I am quite sick myself. I expect to come home next weak if I am not beter but I haap that I shall bee better soon fore thare would not bee mutch fun in cumming home sick for the goverment is obliged to pay mi bills unless thay discharge me from the rigement. I will cloas by wishing you good by, this from AE Lapham to his sister HH Lapham, Derect to AE Lapham Co. D, 5 Rig., ME, Alaxandria, VA, Pleas write soon". Written on unlined bi-fold paper with the upper half of the front page taken up by a woodcut portrait of General George B. McClellan in black inside an oval frame of alternating red stripes and blue stars, blue spread eagle at top of frame with E PLURIBUS UNUM banner, crossed US flag and muskets with wreath and banner at bottom, wreath reads "Gen'1 McClellan"; folded, slightly soiled and yellowed on front and back pages.

Description (physical):

L 20.5, W 12.5 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0050
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Sketch Of The Company Drill

Date:
c. 1862
Publisher/Studio:
John W. Mansfield

This pencil sketch depicts Union soldiers drilling at Chapin's Farm. The artist, Mansfield was in Company G, 33rd Indiana Infantry.

Description (physical):

Paper. W 23 cm, H 15 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0036
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Zouave Officer’s Forage Cap

Date:
1861-1865

This cap was worn by men of the 10th New York Infantry, They were also known as the “National Zouaves.”

Description (physical):

Wool, leather, metal. L 23.5, W 17, H 10.2 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0033
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Carte-de-Visite of Corporal Franklin Halsey

Date:
c. 1863

Sometimes a photograph served as the last reminder of a heroic life lost. This is a photograph of Corporal Franklin Halsey, Company F, 147th New York Infantry, who was killed in action at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.

Description (physical):

Paper. L 9 cm, W 6 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore PikeGettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0007
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Us Shield Pin

Date:
c. 1861
Creator:
John Bodler

Highlighted with red and blue ink, John Bodler, Company K, 149th Pennsylvania Infantry, fashioned a federal shield pin from bone.

Description (physical):

Bone. H 2.5 cm, W 2 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0008
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park