Gretsch White Penguin

Date:
1956
Publisher/Studio:
Brooklyn, NY: Fred Gretsch Manufacturing Company

This rare solid-body electric model is one of fewer than 100 manufactured. Introduced in 1955, the White Penguin never appeared in the Gretsch catalog, despite the top-of-the-line appointments, like the "Cadillac" tailpiece, for which Gretsch was known. It was part of the Duo-Jet series and is the solid-body companion of the more popular electric archtop model, the White Falcon. Gretsch was best known for its hollow-body electrics, which were favored by the company's primarily jazz and country music clientele.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
10.026
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Fender Precision Bass

Publisher/Studio:
Fullerton, CA: Fender Electric Instrument Company

Leo Fender revolutionized the music world with his 1951 electric Precision Bass, and guitarist Monk Montgomery is credited with making the instrument a musical sensation. Although there were earlier stand-up electric basses, the "P Bass" was the first to be played like a standard guitar. It was also the first guitar to have the distinctive double cutaways. By far the most famous and popular electric bass ever made, its name is often used generically for any electric bass guitar. This model is finished in shell pink, a very popular custom color of the time.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
10.025
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

"The Devil's To Pay"

Date:
1995
Creator:
Phipps, Michael and Peterson, John S.
Publisher/Studio:
401 Baltimore Street Gettysburg, PA 17325: Farnsworth Military Impressions

Biography of Federal General John Buford. Topics included in biography include: family history, life at West Point, life in the Dragoons, Ash Hollow, Bleeding Kansas, The Mormon Exbedition, Staff Officer Doldrums, Second Manasas, "Chief of Cavalry". Stoneman's Raid, First Division, Cavalry Corps, First Brandy Station, Gettysburg, First Day at Gettysburg, Pursuit of Lee, Death of Buford. Afterword by Senator Tom Buford.

Description (physical):

Softbound, blue, portrait of Buford on cover, 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", p.68

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

The Slave Community

Date:
1979
Creator:
Blassingame, John W.
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Oxford University Press

Plantation Life in the Antebellum South

Description (physical):

Softbound, 6" x 9", 414 p.

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

John M. Schofield And The Politics Of Generalship

Date:
2006
Creator:
Connelly, Donald B.
Publisher/Studio:
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press

The first full biography of one of the leading commanders in the western theater of the Civil War and the role of politics in the formulation of military policy in both war and peace in the latter half of the 19th century.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6"x9", 471 pages.

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

U. S. Grant: The Making Of A General, 1861-1863

Date:
2004
Creator:
Ballard, Michael B.
Publisher/Studio:
Oxford, UK: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Provides a crisp account of the formation of Grant's strategic and tactical thinking from the outset of the war to the battle of Chattanooga.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6"x9", 184 pages.

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

Sheridan's Lieutenants

Date:
2005
Creator:
Coffey, David
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Tells the compelling story of Sheridan and his lieutenants including George A. Custer, George Crook and Wesley Merritt and examines the relationships that formed a martial brotherhood that dominated not only the last 2 years of the war but the American military establishment for almost 40 years.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6" x 9", 175 pages.

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

The Soldier In Our Civil War, A Pictorial History Of The Conflict, 1861-1865; Vol. 1 & 2

Date:
1890
Creator:
Mottelay, Paul F.
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Stanley Bradley Publishing Co.

2 volume set containing many articles from Harper's Magazine, news accounts and other sources of the events.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 11" x 16", 926 pages in both,

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

Report Of The Adjutant General Of The State Of Maine, For The Years 1864 And 1865

Date:
1866
Creator:
Hodsdon, John L.
Publisher/Studio:
Augusta, Maine: Stevens & Sayward, Printers to the State

Maine regiments in the Civil War in the years 1864-1865.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6" x 9", 1327 p.

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

What Would The Founders Do?

Date:
2006
Creator:
Brookhiser, Richard
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Basic Books

Examines the views of the founders in order to shed new light on the disagreements and debates that have shaped our country from the beginning. Challenges us to think and act with the clarity that they brought to the task of making a democratic country.

Description (physical):

Hardback, 6" x 9", 261 p.

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