Touch Hole Pick And Brush

Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection

The Revolutionary War soldier carried tools to service his musket, including the pick and brush. It was used to brush out the musket's flash pan and clear the musket's touchhole of accumulated black powder residue.

Description (physical):

Iron, possibly pine needles. L 17.2 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
VAFO 1582
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Belt And Scabbard

Date:
1775-1780
Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection

American

Description (physical):

Linen, leather. Belt; L 101.5cm; Scabbard, L 36.5cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0014
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Building Huts

Date:
1996
Creator:
T. Beccone

Illustration, National Park Service

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0005
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Duportail (1743-1802)

Date:
1781-1784
Creator:
Charles Willson Peale

Brigadier General Chevalier Louis Lebèque dePresle Duportail was one of several officers sent by the French government to assist the American cause. He laid out the Valley Forge encampment and planned a system of fortifications.

Description (physical):

Oil on canvas, 24x20 inches

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0006
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Pocket Telescope

Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection

Collapsible pocket telescope with screw lens cap. Made by Dollond, London.

Description (physical):

Brass and glass. L 17.3 cm (extended)

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0007
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Surveyor's Compass

Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection
Description (physical):

Walnut, brass and glass. L, 10.9, D 2.5 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0008
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Surveyor's Divider

Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection

Hinged surveyor's divider

Description (physical):

Brass with iron tips, L 13.cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0009
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Baron Von Steuben (1730-94)

Date:
1781-1782
Creator:
Charles Willson Peale
Description (physical):

Oil on canvas, 23x20 inches

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
INDE 11876
Institution:
Independence National Historical Park

Regulations For The Order And Discipline Of Troops Of The United States. Part I.

Date:
1779
Creator:
Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Publisher/Studio:
1st Edition. Philadelphia. Published by Styner and Cist (on order of Congress)

Handwritten inscription on the front cover 'July the 28th. 1779 Capt. John Alexander, 7th Pennsylvania Regiment'

Description (physical):

Paper, leather. W 11.9, H 19.1, T 1.9 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
VAFO 3977
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Continental Soldier

Date:
1975
Creator:
Don Troiani

Veteran of the 1st Maryland Regiment loading his captured British 'Brown Bess' musket.

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0012
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park