Miltary Funeral, Vicksburg

Publisher/Studio:
Theodore R. Davis
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0038
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Wrist Irons

Date:
c. 1862

Cairo Commander, Thomas O. Selfridge was a very strict disciplinarian. Leg and wrist irons were used on prisoners and on crew. If a crewman was found to be drunk and disorderly, or if he uttered a curse word, he was placed in irons and put below deck as punishment.

Description (physical):

Ferrous metal, L: 2.5 cm, Dia: 1.1 cm, L (bar): 3.7 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0001
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Safety Lamp

Date:
c. 1862

The safety lamp was used in the powder room of the Cairo to light the magazine. It was placed inside of a box that was part of the magazine bulkhead. It was lined with soldered sheets of copper, and when in use had a few drops of water in it. To throw as much light as possible into the magazine room, the bulkhead opening was covered by two panes of glasses. The glass closest to the magazine was framed and easily removed. A small dome or reversed funnel of copper was placed above the lamp and fitted with a pipe to redirect the smoke.

Description (physical):

Copper, wood, L 6, Tube Dia 6, L 29.5, W 25.2, Th 2.4 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0002
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Grand Army Of The Republic Medal

Date:
c. 1866

This medal belonged to William T. Rigby. It carries the inscription, "Grand Army of the Republic, 1861, Veteran, 1866"

Description (physical):

Metal, cloth. L 20.0, W 3.3 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0003
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Bincoculars And Case

Creator:
Lemaire Fabt, Paris

This pair of binoculars belonged to Captain William T. Rigby.

Description (physical):

Binoculars: Leather, metal, glass. L 19.4, W 13.0, H 6.4 cm; Leather, metal. Case: L 14.2,W 7.7, H 19.3; Strap: L 78.5,W 1.3 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0004
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Pistols

Date:
c. 1862

Both pistols are double action. In a double action revolver, squeezing the trigger pulls back the hammer both to cock the gun as well as serving to release the hammer. In contrast, a single action revolver requires the hammer to be pulled back by hand before each shot.

Description (physical):

Upper: Metal. L 21 cm; Lower: Metal. L 17.5, Dia (barrel) 3.18 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0012
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

War On The Mississippi

Date:
1985
Creator:
Korn, Jerry
Publisher/Studio:
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books
Description (physical):

Hardback, 8.5" x 11", 175 p.

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