U.S. Eagle Breastplate

Date:
c. 1860

U.S. EAGLE BREASTPLATE. 2 WIRE ATTACHMENT LOOPS (MOUNTED ON CARTRIDGE BOX STRAP, CAT.# MANA 559)

Description (physical):

Material: Brass, Lead. Di: 6.3 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 564
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Field Glasses Used By Major General Fitz John Porter

Date:
c. 1860

FIELD GLASSES USED BY MAJOR GENERAL FITZ JOHN PORTER, U.S.A. BRASS BODY & EYEPIECE WITH BLACK LACQUER FINISH; CENTER FOCUS WHEEL. ONE SIDE DENTED.

Description (physical):

Material: Brass, Glass.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 565
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Commission Of James B. Ricketts To Brigadier General Of Volunteers

Date:
1862

COMMISSION OF JAMES B. RICKETTS TO BRIGADIER GENERAL OF VOLUNTEERS, EFFECTIVE: 21 MARCH 1862; DATED: 22 MARCH 1862; SIGNED: EDWIN M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, & ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BOTTOM); G. THOMAS, ADJT. GENL. (TOP). WAR OFFICE BLUE SEAL AFFIXED. Origin: WASHINGTON, DC.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 50.2, W: 37.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 866
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Commission Of James B. Ricketts To Major, 1st Regt. Of Artillery

Date:
July 1, 1864

COMMISSION OF JAMES B. RICKETTS TO MAJOR, 1ST REGT. OF ARTILLERY, EFFECTIVE: 1 JUNE 1863; DATED: 1 JULY 1864; SIGNED: E.M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESIDENT (BOTTOM); E.D. TOWNSEND, ASST. ADJT. GENERAL (TOP). WAR OFFICE BLUE SEAL AFFIXED. MATTED. Origin: WASHINGTON, DC.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 61.3, W: 48.3 Cm. Portion Of Blue Seal Torn & Detached

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 865
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Daguerreotype Of Brigadier General Turner Ashby, C.s.a.

Date:
June 1862

CASED DAGUERREOTYPE OF BRIGADIER GENERAL TURNER ASHBY, C.S.A. IMAGE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN AFTER DEATH, JUNE 6, 1862, NEAR HARRISONBURG, VA. WOOD FRAME CASE WITH EMBOSSED LEATHER EXTERIOR (WORN & TAPED AT EDGES); BRASS CLASP; RED VELVET INTERIOR COVER LINING; GOLD INTERIOR FRAME, OVAL GLASS PLATE IMAGE. Origin: VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Metal, Wood, Glass. L: 7.6, W: 6.5, T 1.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 840
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1855 Springfield

Date:
1860

U.S. SPRINGFIELD M1855 RIFLE-MUSKET, .58 CAL. PERCUSSION. LOCK & BARREL DATED: 1860; IRON TIP; NO PATCH BOX (REPLACEMENT STOCK?); M1861 REAR SIGHT (NON-STANDARD). Origin: SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. L: 142.2 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 619
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

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

Commission Of James B. Ricketts To Rank Of Brigadier General Of Volunteers

Date:
1862

COMMISSION OF JAMES B. RICKETTS TO RANK OF BRIGADIER GENERAL OF VOLUNTEERS, EFFECTIVE: 21 JULY 1861; DATED: 30 APRIL 1862; SIGNED: EDWIN M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BOTTOM), & G. THOMAS, ADJ. GEN. (TOP). INK FADED. WAR OFFICE BLUE SEAL AFFIXED. Origin: WASHINGTON, DC.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 50.2, W: 40.0 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 599
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Red Sash Of Captain James B. Ricketts

Date:
c. 1861

RED SASH OF CAPTAIN JAMES B. RICKETTS, CO. I, 1ST U.S. ARTILLERY, ALLEGEDLY WORN WHEN WOUNDED ON BATTLEFIELD OF BULL RUN, JULY 21, 1861. EDGES WORN/TORN LENGTHWISE, CUT IN 2 SECTIONS WITH BOTH END TASSELS INTACT.

Description (physical):

Material: Silk.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 598
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Artillery Officer'S Sword With Counter-Guard

Date:
c. 1850

ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SWORD WITH COUNTER-GUARD, C.1821-1850, CARRIED BY CAPTAIN JAMES B. RICKETTS, CO. I, 1ST U.S. ARTILLERY, AT FIRST MANASSAS. (SEE PETERSON, #101) SCABBARD: SEE CAT.# MANA 594.

Description (physical):

Material: Steel, Brass, Ivory. L: 92, W: 11 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 595
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park