Union Officer's Dress Coat

Date:
c. 1862

This coat belonged to Major Ferdinand Brothers, a medical officer in the 8th Regiment Cavalry Missouri State Militia Volunteers.

Description (physical):

Wool, velvet, brass. L 89.3, W 42.6 cm (shoulder-to-shoulder)

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0008
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Photograph Album

Date:
c. 1860

Photographs could serve to dull the pangs of loneliness and homesickness. This album, assembled by Lieutenant William J. Fisher, 10th US Infantry, contained images of friends and family.

Description (physical):

Cloth, metal, paper. L 15.6, W 12.5, T 5.8 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0063
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Photograph Of William J. Fisher

Date:
c. 1862

William J. Fisher, 10th US Infantry was killed near the Wheatfield, on the afternoon of July 2, 1863. He was 19 years-old at the time of his death.

Description (physical):

Wood, glass, paper. H 15.7, W 11.5, T 2.1 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0064
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Carte De Visite Of An Unknown Bride

Date:
c. 1861

This carte-de-visite or photograph of an unidentified woman in a wedding dress was found on the Gettysburg battlefield by Samuel Griffiths, Company H, 29th Pennsylvania Infantry. Who she was and the fate of the soldier who carried the image remain a mystery.

Description (physical):

Paper. L 9.4, W 5.6 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0065
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Musician, 2nd Regulars, Us Cavalry

Date:
April 1865
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0073
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Arlington, Virginia Band Of 107th U.s. Colored Infantry At Fort Corcoran

Date:
November 1865

This photograph shows twenty African-American soldiers with their musical instruments.

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0074
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Band Of 10th Veteran Reserve Corps, Washington, Dc

Date:
April 1865
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0075
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

New Testament

Date:
c. 1860s

Louis Hurlbut, Company K, 2nd Vermont Infantry carried this New Testament.

Description (physical):

Paper, leather. L 9 cm, W 6 cm, T 1.5 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0076
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Corps Badges

Date:
c. 1863

These linked corps badges were carved from soup bones by an unknown soldier while in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. They were preserved by 1st Lt. Frank S. Smith, Company G, 89th New York Volunteer Infantry.

Description (physical):

Bone. L 52 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0088
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Chaplain Conducting Mass For The 69th New York State Militia Encamped At Fort Corcoran, Washington, Dc

Date:
1861
Creator:
Mathew B. Brady
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0089
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park