M1855 Harpers Ferry

Date:
1859

U.S. HARPERS FERRY M1855 RIFLE, .58 CAL. PERCUSSION. ALL IRON MOUNTED; LOCK DATED: 1859; BARREL FLATS STAMPED: PO-KEEPSIE N-Y" (ABOVE STD. V/P/EAGLEHEAD PROOF MARKS); SINGLE LEAF M1866 TYPE REAR SIGHT WITH 2 APERTURES (REMOVED/ REPLACED WITH REPRODUCTION M1855 SIGHT); NO VISIBLE STOCK INSPECTOR MARKS; MISSING FRONT SIDE SCREW; NO SPARE CONE IN PATCHBOX. Origin: HARPERS FERRY, VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. L: 124.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 618
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Oil On Paper Painting Of Winchester, Va

Date:
c. 1865
Creator:
George L. Frankenstein

OIL ON PAPER PAINTING OF WINCHESTER, VA. BY GEORGE L. FRANKENSTEIN. MADE IN THE FIELD SHORTLY BEFORE OR AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE CIVIL WAR. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH ALONG VALLEY PIKE WITH MAGILL-KELLER HOUSE & DARLINGTON HOUSE AT NORTH END OF TOWN (FORT HILL).BATTLEFIELD SERIES NO. 3 OF THE GEORGE L. FRANKENSTEIN MEMORIAL COLLECTION. FRAMED (GRAY WOOD) & UNDER GLASS. Origin: WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. H: 14.3, W: 21.7 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 540
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Seven Roberts Brothers

Date:
1980
Creator:
Roberts, Frank M.
Publisher/Studio:
Virginia Beach, VA: Roberts, J. Dan

A collection of documents pertaining to 7 brothers from Isle of Wight County who each enlisted in the Confederate service, each were wounded but survived to become leaders in their communities. One document is a pamphlet providing the historical information. Another document is the agenda for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources meeting on 12/2/1998 at which a Highway Marker commemorating the brothers was approved. Also a Resolution of the Town Council of Windsor, Virginia on 5/12/1998 approving "the support and establishment of a permanent roadside monument to memorialize the lives of the seven Robert Brothers." Also a Proclamation by the City of Suffolk, Virginia declaring January 20, 1998 as "Roberts Brothers Day".

Description (physical):

1/2" Ring Binder, 8.5" x 11", 8 p.

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

Virginians At War: The Civil War Experiences Of Seven Young Confederates

Date:
2002
Creator:
Selby, John G.
Publisher/Studio:
Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc.
Description (physical):

Softbound, 264 pp with index, 5.5" x 8.5"

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

The Edge Of The South: Life In Nineteenth Century Virginia

Date:
1991
Creator:
Ayers, Edward L., Editor
Publisher/Studio:
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia

Eleven essays on various aspects of life in Nineteenth Century Virginia.

Description (physical):

Softbound, 256 pp with index, 6"x9"

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

Henrico Home Front

Date:
1963
Creator:
Bailey, James H.
Publisher/Studio:
Richmond, VA: Whittet & Shepperson
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Maryland Heights: Siege of Harper's Ferry

Date:
1863
Creator:
William MacLeod (1850-1929)

A reproduction of an oil on canvas painting. Troops idle about during the Battle of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, on September 12-15, 1862. Original in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Genevieve Plummer.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0023
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

"when I Wish To Catch Rats, I First Stop Their Holes."

This reproduction of an engraving implies that gaining control of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, would allow the Union army to neutralize threats from other Confederate cities. General Winfield Scott, who held command of the Union army until his resignation on November 1, 1861, is credited with the quote at bottom.

Description (physical):

H: 9 7/8", W: 7 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0012
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Army Of Northern Virginia Infantry Battle Flag, 3rd Issue

Date:
c. 1864

This flag belonged to the Staunton artillery (Garber's battery), Virginia. It is unclear why the artillery battery used an infantry flag, and didn't have a regulation artillery flag measuring 3 feet square. It's possible that since the flag is a late war model, that the artillery model wasn't available.

Description (physical):

Wool bunting with cotton stars. 45" x 45"

Location:
8976 Battlefield Park Rd.Richmond , Virginia 23223
Identifier:
2010.0006.0011
Institution:
Richmond National Battlefield Park

Civil War wounded at Savage's Station

Date:
June27, 1862

During the Seven Days' Battles, Confederates under recently promoted General Robert E. Lee launched a serious of assaults against the larger Army of the Potomac. While both the Union and Confederate armies grew, casualties mounted during every significant engagement.

Location:
201 West Monument Street Baltimore,Maryland 21201
Identifier:
Z24.1099
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society