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"when I Wish To Catch Rats, I First Stop Their Holes....
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This reproduction of an engraving implies that gaining control of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, would allow the Union army to neutralize threats from...
572 Feet High—Setting The Capstone On The Washington...
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
The 1884 ceremony in which Washington Monument project superintendant P.H. McLaughlin places the top on the capstones as James Hogan, the rigger,...
A Dragoon of Col. William Washington's Cavalry 1781
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This American soldier served under Col. William Washington (1752-1810), a commander of light dragoons who is best known for his Carolina campaigns of...
A Drummer Of The 40th Regiment Of Foot 1781
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This British soldier served at the Battle of Fort Griswold on September 6, 1781.
A Globe To Live On
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
A drawing that depicts Washington Globe editors Amos Kendall and Francis P. Blair. A small paper tube entitled "Extra" connects Kendall and Blair's...
A Hessian Jaeger of Lt. Gen. Wilhelm von Knyphausen's...
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This Hessian soldier served under Lt. Gen. Wilhelm von Knyphausen, who came to North America in 1776 after 42 years of military service to aid the...
A Lone Grave On The Battlefield Of Antietam
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Soldiers stand around a leafless tree and a small headstone after the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).
A Massachusetts Minuteman
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This American soldier served at the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. The battle initiated the American Revolution.
A Private Of The 43rd Regiment (british)
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This British soldier served at the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. The battle initiated the American Revolution.
A Private Of The Delaware Regiment 1781
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This American soldier served at the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781. During the battle, 1,900 troops led by General Lord Cornwallis...
A Private Of The Fusilier Regiment Von Knyphausen
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This Hessian soldier served under the Lt. Gen. Wilhelm von Knyphausen, who came to North America in 1776 after 42 years of military service to aid...
A Royal Artillery Gunner 1781
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This British soldier served at the Battle of Eutaw Springs on September 8, 1781. The battle was the last engagement in the Carolinas during the...
A Soldier Of The 3rd New York Regiment
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This American soldier served under General George Washington at the Battle of White Plains in New York on October 28, 1776.
Advance Of 9th New York Zouaves Toward Sharpsburg
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reproduction of a work in pencil. Caption reads, "Charge of Burnsides 9th Corps on the right flank of the reel army. Antietam. 3.30 P.M. Sept 17th...
Alexander Graham Bell
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
A bearded Alexander Graham Bell, wearing a corduroy suit jacket, poses for a picture in 1876, the year the telephone was patented. Credit: Courtesy...
An Officer, 3rd Pennsylvania Battalion 1776
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This American captain served in the Revolution of 1775-1783. He carries a pike and a sword.
Andrew Jackson On Horseback
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
The caption reads, "Behind Andrew Jackson, in a heroic lithograph, men fight the Battle of New Orleans, which made him a national figure.
Anne Of Denmark
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This portrait of Anne of Demark (1574-1619), wife of King James I, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. The engraving is from the series "Heads...
Antietam Casualties
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reproduction of a work depicting officers riding by a wagon of casualties from the Battle of Antietam.
Antietam, Dead Confederate Artillery
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
A trench holds the bodies of numerous dead Confederate cavalrymen. Two soldiers look on from the edge of the trench.
Art For Sherwood Story
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Impressionistic portrait of American playwright, editor, and screenwriter Robert Sherwood (1896-1955).
Ball's Bluff
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Generals Nathan G. Evans (Confederate) and Charles Pomeroy Stone (Union) are here depicted gambling at the Battle of Ball's Bluff as the soldiers...
Battle of Ball's Bluff, VA. Rescuing the Body of Brig...
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Edward Dickinson Baker, a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Senator from Oregon, and commander of the California Brigade, as killed at the Battle...
Battle of Burnside's Bridge
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reproduction of a lithograph depicting fighting on Burnside Bridge during the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).
Bloody Lane
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Casualties from the Battle of Antietam. The battle, which left 23,000 men dead or wounded, is known as the single bloodiest day in American history.
Bloody Lane
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
A reproduction of a work depicting Union dead in a trench after the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862). Inspired by a photograph taken after the...
Burnside Bridge
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
A reproduction of a painting showing Union forces under Brig. Gen. Ambrose Burnside charging a bridge at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862...
Burnside Bridge (sketch)
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This preliminary sketch for the work "Burnside Bridge" (see 2010.0002.0031) shows Union forces under Brig. Gen. Ambrose Burnside charging a bridge at...
Burnside's Attack Toward Sharpsburg
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This reproduction of a print by American landscape painter and etcher Edwin Forbes (1839-1895) shows soldiers under the command of Ambrose Burnside...
Burying The Dead
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
A reproduction of a work depicting a Union burial team after the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).
Carte De La Virginie Et Du Mariland (map Of Virginia And...
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This map charts the Louisiana Territory, Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. It depicts numerous waterways,...
Catharine Of Arragon
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This portrait of Catharine of Aragon (1485-1536), the first wife of Henry VIII and later wife to Arthur, Prince of Wales, is accompanied by a...
Champlain Vs. Iroquis At Lake Champlain, 1609
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This reproduction of a drawing printed in the Paris periodical Voyager in 1613 shows Samuel de Champlain battling and two of his men battling against...
Charge of Hooker's Corps near the Dunker Church
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Brigadier General Joseph Hooker's troops rush toward unseen Confederate forces in this reproduction of a piece by American artist Edwin Forbes.
Charles Darwin
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Originally painted in 1840, this print is a reproduction from Horizon. A caption to the right-hand side of the image reads, "'He is the most...
Chassis Assembly Line At Ford - Body Drop
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Appeared in a book by the Ford Motor Co. This photograph depicts an outdoor assembly line. Workers are preparing to lower the bodies of Model Ts onto...
Confederate Dead at Fox's Gap, Antietam Campaign
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reproduction of a sketch of dead Confederate soldiers piled upon one another during the Battle of South Mountain.
Confederate Wounded After Antietam
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reproduction of a sketch of a cartload of wounded Confederate soldiers after the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.
Curtiss's June Bug Flight
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
The June Bug, designed by Glenn H. Curtiss and built by the Aerial Experiment Assocation, is here shown flying in Hammondsport, York, with Curtiss at...
Dead Rebel Gunners At Dunker Church After Battle Of Antietam
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Early in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, General George B. McClellan concentrated his forces on this church in an attempt to prevent...
Destruction of the Railroad Bridge over the Potomac, at...
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This reproduction of a print in Harper's Weekly shows soldiers observing an explosion on a railroad bridge in Harpers Ferry. Confederates moved the...
Dunker Church Dead
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reproduction of a sketch of a photograph of Confederate dead near Dunker Church after the Battle of Antietam. Early in the battle on September 17,...
Edison's Greatest Marvel: The Vitascope
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
In 1895, Charles Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat invented a machine that projected film onto a screen or wall via electric light. When the two men...
England's Vietnam [not original title]
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This reproduction of a cartoon from December 1776 depicts a meeting of Parliament during the opening months of the American Revolution. Lord North is...
Evelyn Nesbit
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
An American chorus girl and artist's model, Evelyn Nesbit was briefly embroiled in controversy in 1906 when her husband, Harry Kendall Thaw, shot and...
Field Officer, 44th Regiment Of Foot
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This British officer served in the American Revolution. He carries a walking stick and sword.
Fighting Around Dunker Church At Antietam
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
A reproduction of a painting depicting a Union charge near Dunker Church early in the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).
Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, And Hamilton Cartoon
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
In this cartoon, Michael Ramus lampoons the bickering between four Founding Fathers by arming them with mud to throw and fish with which to slap each...
Glider Flown As A Kite, Kitty Hawk
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
The Wright brothers fly a glider as a kite in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1902. They would add power to their flying machine in 1903.
Guerre d'Amérique
American Heritage Archives, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Unknown source. A French caption reads, "Les confédérés, après l’invasion du Maryland, se retirent en emportant le butin pris à l’ennemi." ("The...
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