Stereo Photograph Of General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson'S Horse, Old Sorrel

Date:
c. 1887
Creator:
W.W. Roster

STEREO PHOTOGRAPH OF GENERAL THOMAS J. (STONEWALL) JACKSON'S HORSE, OLD SORREL (ALSO KNOWN AS "LITTLE SORREL"), TAKEN AT THE SOLDIERS HOME IN RICHMOND, VA. SHORTLY BEFORE THE HORSE DIED ON MARCH 16, 1886. PRINTED LABEL PASTED ON BACK OF PHOTOGRAPH STATES THE HORSE DIED AT THE SOLDIERS' HOME IN NOVEMBER, 1887. LABEL SIGNED BY CAPT. J.R. ROSSER, LIBRARIAN. Origin: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. H: 10.8, W: 16.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1925
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Participant Ribbon/medallion From The Centennial Reenactment

Date:
1961

PARTICIPANT RIBBON/MEDALLION FROM THE CENTENNIAL REENACTMENT, FIRST MANASSAS, 1961, ISSUED TO WILLIAM M. DITTO, B COMPANY, 27TH NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS, N-SSA. CIRCULAR GOLD WASHED MEDALLION WITH BLUE, GRAY & WHITE STRIPED RIBBON & PIN CLASP ON REVERSE. HOUSED IN PLASTIC CASE.

Description (physical):

Material: Textile, Metal. L: 6.8, W: 3.4 Cm

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 22496
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Cased Daguerreotype Of Felix G. Butler

Date:
c. 1861

CASED DAGUERREOTYPE OF FELIX G. BUTLER, CORPORAL, COMPANY G, 4TH ALABAMA INFANTRY, IN CIVILIAN ATTIRE. LABEL UNDER METAL FRAME MARKED: GENUINE UNION CASE, IMPROVED. - FINE GILT AND BURNISHED HINGE. - S.PECK & CO., MANUFACTURERS." INSCRIPTION IN PENCIL ON SAME LABEL READS: "FELIX G. BUTLER WAS WOUNDED IN THE FIRST BATTLE OF MANASSAS ON THE 21ST DAY OF JULY 1861. AND DIED IN BRENTSVILLE, VIRGINIA ON OCT 8TH, 1861, FROM HIS WOUNDS. HIS SISTER

Description (physical):

Material: Gutta Percha, Glass, Brass. L: 9.6, W: 8.5, T 1.8 Cm

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 22753
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Military Pass Written In Ink On Lined Light Blue Paper

Date:
28 July 1861

MILITARY PASS WRITTEN IN INK ON LINED LIGHT BLUE PAPER: PASS HENY W. CLOWE TO CENTREVILLE." DATED: "HEAD QUARTERS / 8TH BRIG. JULY 28TH 1861" SIGNED: "P.ST. GEO COCKE / COL COMDG 8 BRIG / PER T.J. RANDOLPH / AID DE CAMP." IT IS PROBABLE MRS. CLOWE OF HAYMARKET OBTAINED THIS PASS TO VISIT HER HUSBAND IN CO. F, 17TH VA INFANTRY CAMPED AT CENTREVILLE.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 9.6, W: 19.8 Cm. 3 Fold Creases, Edges Worn

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 22969
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Thank-you Letter

Date:
6-Apr-42
Creator:
Ruth Brockhouse

Letter from Ruth Brockhouse of Emerson Junior High School to the Honda family. Personal relationships, as well as economic livelihoods were impacted by the removal of Japanese Americans. Rose Honda had turned 13 and entered 7th grade at Emerson Junior High in West Los Angeles when she received the shocking news that her family would be uprooted and confined at Manzanar. The impact of this separation affected not only Rose, but her teachers and school mates at Emerson. They took the opportunity, through this letter, to express their gratitude and respect for Rose and her family and urged her “to be Emersonian loyal to all our ideals.”

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 0216 02-001
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar Free Press Japanese Pictorial Edition

Date:
Sep-43

From the outset of its publication, many Issei internees complained that the Manzanar Free Press was irrelevant to them since they could not read English. In July, 1942 a Japanese language edition was created with but had to pass a board of censors and could only carry translations of the English edition. Eventually the policy shifted and a four page Japanese language supplement published original material with striking Japanese calligraphy and original art work as shown in the Pictorial Edition.

Description (physical):

Page 1 of 8.

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 12345
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Transfer Slip

Date:
1944

Shutaro Matsumura, a 54-year-old Issei assessed Manzanar a year after it opened: “Camp life is creating people with lazy habits, people without initiative or incentive. Working conditions are not strict and favor indolent and slovenly work.” During his three and a half years at Manzanar, Matsumura worked in the mattress factory, housing department, agriculture section, and finally, as a policeman in the Internal Security division. He earned the respect of his Caucasian supervisors for his superior work ethic and dedication to helping his community, despite very low pay.

Description (physical):

Paper

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 0055/03-003#02
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Relocation Papers

Date:
22-Oct-45

Document that outlines Mr. and Mrs. Matsumura's arrangements for leaving Manzanar.

Description (physical):

Paper

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 0055/03-002#02
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Permit To Live Anywhere In The U.s. Notice

This form letter notified the Matsumura family that they were permitted to live anywhere in the United States and that reloaction centers would close by January 3, 1946. In stating why he was going to relocate, Shutaro Matsumura observed, “Concentration camp life is an abnormal wartime manner of living which is definitely hindering the progress in education of the Nisei evacuee.” The gates to limited freedom for Japanese Americans began to swing open in 1943 when the WRA settled on a relocation policy. Internees had to secure employment and a sponsor in the community where they intended to settle, as well as a spotless security record. Many Caucasians, especially the Quakers, helped to find communities ready to accept Japanese Americans. Unable to return to the West Coast until January 1945, many internees settled in Midwestern and Eastern cities where there was more employment and less prejudice. Shutaro Matsumura was one of 3,500 internees from Manzanar who applied for, and obtained “leave clearance.” He chose to go to New York. As these forms illustrate, the paperwork associated with relocating was mountainous, and took months to process. On October 24, Mr. Matsumura and his wife met the bus outside Manzanar with a rail ticket, $25 in expense money, and the good wishes of the United States Government.

Description (physical):

Paper

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 0055/03-002#01
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Admission Ticket To The Inaugural Ball

Date:
21-Jan-57
Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 10604
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site