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Wood fragment from the flag staff at Fort Sumter

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Relic wood from the flag staff at Fort Sumter; rectangular sliver of wood in envelope with inscription.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 
235
Marks: 
written: on envelope; "from the/ Flag Staff / Fort Sumpter (sic)"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1861
eMuseum Object ID: 
30089
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment from Abraham Lincoln's log cabin

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1809
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
overall, with envelope: 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 7 x 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Two wood fragments from the log cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born; two roughly rectangular slivers of wood in envelope with inscription and three-cent stamp with Washington's bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 
238
Marks: 
written: in ink on envelope; "Clarkson Crolius Esq./ 12 Old Slip/ New York, NY written:
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1809
eMuseum Object ID: 
30088
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of brick from Louisbourg Fortress

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1740
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 x 2 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 7.6 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of red brick from Louisbourg Fortress.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William A. Robbins
Object Number: 
1937.110
Gallery Label: 
The French fortress at Louisbourg guarded the mouth of the St. Lawrence River in what is now Canada. The fortress was captured in 1745 by a Massachusetts force. Britain gave Louisbourg back to France in the treat of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748). In July 1758, the British won the French and Indian War by capturing the fortress at Louisbourg.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1740
eMuseum Object ID: 
30086
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lath from General Varnum House

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1770
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 2 x 18 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 5.1 x 47 cm )
Description: 
Riven wooden lath from the General Varnum House in Valley Forge, PA.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
N-219.5
Marks: 
inscribed: on note pinned to lath: "RIVEN LATH/GEN. VARNUM HOUSE/VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA"
Gallery Label: 
This riven lath is from the General Varnum House in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1770
eMuseum Object ID: 
30082
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lath from Nelson House, Yorktown, VA

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1770
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 3.8 x 52.1 cm )
Description: 
Riven wood lath from the Nelson House in Yorktown, Virginia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman, 1920
Object Number: 
N-219.3
Marks: 
insribed: on tag attached to lath: "RIVEN-LATH/NELSON HOUSE: VIRGINIA,/YORKTOWN."
Gallery Label: 
This riven lath was taken from the Nelson House in Yorktown, VA.
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1770
eMuseum Object ID: 
30081
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Brick

Classification: 
Date: 
1862
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 4 in. ( 4.4 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular brick; top surface has molded lettering "MALVERN HILL" and date "JUL 1st 1862" with image of cannon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
N-372
Marks: 
stamped: on top: "MALVERN HILL/JUL 1st 1862"
Gallery Label: 
The battle of Malvern Hill (Virginia) took place on July 1, 1862. The battle was a failure for the Union Army, which retreated to the Union base at Harrison's Landing.
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1862
eMuseum Object ID: 
30080
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragments of Civil War flags (2)

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Silk, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 1 in. × 3 1/2 in. (2.5 × 8.9 cm) Overall (b): 2 1/2 in. × 3/4 in. (6.4 × 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Two fragments from Civil War battle flags; (a) a red, white, and blue cotton fragment from a Union flag picked up on the battle field at Bull Run; (b) a white silk fragment from a regimental flag flown at the battle of Goldsboro.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George W.W. Houghton, 1887
Object Number: 
INV.12236ab
Marks: 
pencil: on paper with fragment (a): "Piece of a Union/Flag picked up on/the Battle-field/of Bull Run." pencil: on paper with fragment (b): "5(?) the Regiment flag/this piece was taken (?) out/at the battle of Goldesboro(?)" ink: on envelope containing f
Gallery Label: 
The battle of Bull Run, which took place on July 21, 1861, was the first major Union defeat of the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
30053
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Piece of flag on card: 1st flag confederate Montgomery, AL

Classification: 
Date: 
1861
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 7.9 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Fragments of first Confederate flag; two wool fragments, one red, one blue, stitched to card with handwritten inscription.
Object Number: 
INV.12238
Marks: 
handwritten: in ink on mount: "A part of the first flag used/by Confederates during the/late War, from Montgomery/Alabama/Mar. 20th '68"
Gallery Label: 
These flag fragments are supposedly from the first Confederate flag used in Montgomery, Alabama. The Confederate States of America, formed in 1861, had their government headquarters in Montgomery.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1861
eMuseum Object ID: 
30052
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of flag carried by New York 40th Regiment

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1861
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of burgundy silk regimental flag with cream-colored fringe; carried by New York 40th Regiment in ten Civil War battles.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1944
Object Number: 
INV.12139
Marks: 
handwritten: on accompanying letter: "A peice (sic) of the Flag of the/N. York 40th Mozarth/Reds/Williams Burgh/Fair Oaks/Charles City/Cross Road/White Oak Swamp/Malvern Hill/2nd Bull Run/Chantilla Fredericksburgh/Chansellorsvill (sic)/[illeg. signature]"
Gallery Label: 
A manuscript note accompanying this regimental flag fragment lists the Civil War battles in which the flag was carried: "Williams Burgh, Fair Oaks, Charles City, Cross Road, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Chantilla, Fredericksburgh, Chansellorsvill (sic)."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1861
eMuseum Object ID: 
30049
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of flag from the U.S. Frigate "Cumberland"

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1862
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
overall, including mount: 2 7/8 x 2 in. ( 7.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Small fragment of blue wool flag from the U.S. Frigate "Cumberland," affixed to calling card of Mrs. Charles Fairchild.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Fairchild
Object Number: 
580
Marks: 
printed: on calling card: "Mrs. Charles Fairchild" handwritten: on envelope: "Piece of the flag of/the Cumberland, sunk/by the prow of the/Merrimac in Hampton/Roads - just off New-/port News-. March /62./(Lieut Geo H. Morris/commanding)/From F. Shonnard
Gallery Label: 
This wool fragment is from the flag of the U.S. Frigate "Cumberland," which was sunk by the prow of the Merrimac in 1862 off of Newport News, Virginia. The "Cumberland" was commanded by Lieutenant George U. Morris (1830-1875), who fought until the ship sunk and went down with the colors flying.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1862
eMuseum Object ID: 
30047
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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