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"Bullseye" Tin Canteen With Wool Cover
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
2nd Model Lipfire Revolver
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
A Night In Camp
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
From the 26th North Carolina Infantry.
Abner Doubleday
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Abner Doubleday took command of Gen. John Reynolds's 1st Corps.
Abner Doubleday
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Capt. Abner Doubleday returned the first shot at Confederate gunners. Two years later, he was General Doubleday and commanded thousands of men in the...
Adams Navy Revolver
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Alabamian's Bible
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Pvt. Willaim Ventress of the 5th Alabama Infantry lost this Bible on the battlefield. A note inside reads, "If I should get killed in battle or...
Allen And Wheelock Revolver
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Ethan Allen, the coinventor of this inexpensive single-action pocket pistol, also developed the "Pepper-box" in 1836, which became the most common...
Ammunition Box
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Mt. Bream, the owner of Black Horse Tavern, found this Confederate ammunition box west of town on Hagerstown Road.
Arlington, Virginia Band Of 107th U.s. Colored Infantry At...
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This photograph shows twenty African-American soldiers with their musical instruments.
Artillery Exercise Manual
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Skirmishers drill and bayonet exercise
Artillery Frock Coat
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This frock coat belonged to a Confederate artillery captain from South Carolina. The bars show his rank, and the palmetto tree on the buttons reveal...
Artillery Insignia
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
The insignia worn by a Civil War engineer.
Artillery Short Shell Jacket
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Artillerymen's short shell jackets made it easier for gun crews to work the guns. This is a Union jacket.
Backgammon Set
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This delicate backgammon set belonged to Lucius Savage of Company F, 2nd Vermont Infantry.
Band Of 10th Veteran Reserve Corps, Washington, Dc
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Beer Bottle
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This 19th-century ceramic bottle once held ginger beer.
Belt
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Most enlisted men did not keep much money with them, but this soldier’s money belt was skillfully fashioned from a shirt sleeve. This belt was found...
Belt Plate
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Model 1851 rectangular brass sword belt plate with raised spread eagle and federal shield. This belt plate belonged to Daniel P. Reigle, 87th...
Bible Verses
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Private Lorenzo Curtis fought with the 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry around McPherson's farm on the afternoon of the first day. He carried this book of...
Bitters Bottle
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
The label on this brown glass bottle announces that it held “Petzold’s Genuine Bitters, The Great Elixir of Life.”
Bodler's Shoulder Scales
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Pvt. John Bodler of the 149th Pennsylvania Infantry was one of the many recent immigrants fighting in the Union army. He was born in Germany, arrived...
Book Of Psalms
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
James Stone, Company H, 12th Virginia Cavalry. Co. H, 12th Virginia Cavalry carried this psalm book.
Boots
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
These boots belonged to a soldier in the 74th Pennsylvania Infantry, which fought north of Gettysburg on July 1.
Bourbon Bottle
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This brown glass bottle held Kentucky Bourbon whiskey.
Bugle
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Civil War soldiers were roused out of their blanets with bugles, drums, and shouts. The bugle sounded calls for a Union artillery unit during the...
Bullet
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This 12-pound shot came to rest on Culp's Hill.
Bullet Poker Chips
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Creative soldiers often came up with their own gaming pieces. In this case flattened lead bullets were used as poker chips. These chips came from...
Bullets From Gettysburg
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Pvt. Myron Van Winkle of the 111th New York Infantry was wounded on July 3 and died nearly three weeks later. His wife, Rhoda, and son John attended...
Buried Artillery Shell
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
The retreating army of Northern Virginia buried this artillery shell near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles west of Gettysburg
Button
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
An enterprising soldier made this button from a flattened bullet. Readily available and easy to work, lead was also a popular medium for soldier art.
Buzzer
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This buzzer was made of a lead bullet. A 'buzzing' sound was made by threading string through the holes of the "buzzer," pulling both ends of the...
Camp Drill
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
View of 96th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during drill at Camp Northumberland, with the camp in the background.
Camp Near White House
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Cannon Trace
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Confederate soldiers camped on Harvey Lesher's farm in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, two nights after the battle. He found this cannon trace the next...
Canteen
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Carbine Boot
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This was used to secure the barrel of the slung carbine to the saddle while riding.
Cards
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Games helped pass the time. Some soldiers discarded their dice and cards before they went into battle. If they were killed, they didn't want evidence...
Carl Schurz
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Carl Schurz replaced Oliver Howard as the commander of the 11th Corps.
Carte De Visite Of An Unknown Bride
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This carte-de-visite or photograph of an unidentified woman in a wedding dress was found on the Gettysburg battlefield by Samuel Griffiths, Company H...
Carte-de-visite Of A Lady Pinup
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This 19th- century photograph of a young woman served the same purpose as a modern pin-up poster.
Carte-de-Visite of Corporal Franklin Halsey
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Sometimes a photograph served as the last reminder of a heroic life lost. This is a photograph of Corporal Franklin Halsey, Company F, 147th New York...
Carte-de-visite Of Lieutenant Henry Sheriff
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
A soldier’s photograph was often sent home to his parents or a sweetheart. Here 2nd Lieutenant Henry Sheriff, Company C, 4th United States Colored...
Carte-de-vsite Of John Shipman And His Daughters
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Photographs of family and friends helped remind soldiers of the life that awaited them once the war was over. Here, John Shipman, Company F, 13th...
Cartridge Box
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Pvt. Albert Odell's name and regiment, the 5th Alabama Infantry, are carved into the flap of this leather cartridge box.
Cartridge Box
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Cartridge Box
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Cartridge Box
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
A soldier cut a flap from this cartridge box and made other changes to speed up grabbing cartridges and reloading.
Cemetery Report
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Annual reports summed up the progress of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. They included a list of the men buried there, which reached 3,555 by the...
Chaplain Conducting Mass For The 69th New York State...
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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