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Bugle

Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Brass, cord
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 42.2 x 17.1 x 11.7 cm )
Description: 
Brass bugle with bell with rolled rim, red cord closely wrapped around center top, and two red tassels suspended below rings at either side of center tubing.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number: 
1934.158
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
37909
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bugle w/tassel

Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Brass, cord
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. ( 41.3 x 14 x 11.1 cm )
Description: 
Brass bugle with one slide, bell with rolled rim, and two rings to which light olive green braid and two tassels are tied; etched inscription below stamped maker's mark on outside of bell.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Object Number: 
1951.513
Marks: 
stamped: on bell: "PREMIER / J. W. PEPPER / MAKER / PHILADELPHIA / AND / CHICAGO." etched: on bell (below maker's mark): "EL CANY. CUBA. JULY 1st / TO / COL. DANIEL APPELLTON / R. I. CLAPHAM LATE ACT / CHIEF TRUMPETER / 1st U.S. CAV'L / 1898"
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this bugle was used by regimental trumpeter R. I. Clapham while serving in the 1st U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, in 1898. The inscription indicates that it was presented to Colonel Daniel Appellton on July 1, 1898.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1898
eMuseum Object ID: 
37899
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miquelet lock

Date: 
1650-1720
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/4 in. ( 29.8 cm )
Description: 
Iron miquelet lock.
Object Number: 
INV.8663ab
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1720
eMuseum Object ID: 
37890
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Drum

Date: 
1841
Medium: 
Wood, hide, rope, leather, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 18 7/8 in. ( 38.7 x 47.9 cm )
Description: 
Double-headed tubular drum with wooden cylinder and drumheads made of animal hide; wooden rims painted with horizontal red, white and blue stripes; rope lacing threaded through metal rings attached to rim edges, the lacing reinforced with leather bands; radial pattern of stars, petals, triangles and diamonds in dark wood and light wood inlay on side of cylinder, with maker's name and address handwritten in cartouche below.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Camillo Tompkins Sutorius and George Ford Sutorius
Object Number: 
1935.89
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: in cartouche on lower side of drum: "W. S. Tompkins / Maker / 69 Watts St. / N. Y." handwritten: inside drum: "W. S. Tompkins, maker - 69 Watts St. - July 4th 1841 - N. Y."
Gallery Label: 
William S. Tompkins (1812-1882) had a drum factory at 69 Watts Street in New York City. The donors are his grandsons.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1841
eMuseum Object ID: 
37875
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bugle

Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Part (a): 15 × 9 × 5 in. (38.1 × 22.9 × 12.7 cm) Part (b): 14 3/4 × 2 × 1 1/8 in. (37.5 × 5.1 × 2.9 cm)
Description: 
Metal bugle with red patina, in two pieces.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. A. Eaton
Object Number: 
1922.150ab
Marks: 
typewritten: on tag attached to object: "Bugle [broken condition] picked / up at Fort Fisher morning after / the battle, 1865, by Aaron Conklin. / Presented by Mrs. A. Eaton, / May 27, 1922."
Gallery Label: 
This bugle is said to have been picked up by Aaron Conklin at Fort Fisher on Cape Fear River, North Carolina, the morning after an 1865 Civil War battle.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
37862
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Buttplate and screws from musket

Date: 
1840-1865
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 4 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 11.4 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Iron buttplate and screws; stamped mark on tang of buttplate; two screws.
Object Number: 
INV.11851a-c
Marks: 
stamped: tang: "US"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
37853
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Drumstick

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 7/8 in. ( 43.2 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Black painted wooden drumstick.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Louise I. Corell
Object Number: 
1944.120d
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this drumstick was used by Philip Corell (1847-1935), the donor's father. Corell enlisted in the 99th New York Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and later re-enlisted in Hancock's Veteran Corps. He was mustered out in 1866.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
37833
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trigger guard

Date: 
1775-1800
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 18.4 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass and iron trigger guard; rounded brass bow and plates with attached iron sling swivel.
Object Number: 
INV.8666
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
37765
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Snare drum

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood, hide, rope, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 17 in. ( 34.3 x 43.2 cm )
Description: 
Double-headed tubular drum with red painted wooden cylinder and drumheads made of animal hide; black painted wooden rims pierced with holes for rope lacing; eagle with outstretched wings and banner inscribed "UNION AND LIBERTY" above shield and cannon(?) within oval border of fourteen stars painted on one side of cylinder.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Louise I. Corell
Object Number: 
1944.120a
Marks: 
painted: on side of cylinder: "UNION / AND / LIBERTY" (on banner) and "5" (inside circle to left of eagle) handwritten in ink: on bottom: "Philip Corell / Co. F. 5. Regt U.S. Vet. Vols. / 2nd BRIG. 1st DIV. 1st A. C. / Washington / D. C."
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this drum was used during the Civil War by Philip Corell (1847-1935), the donor's father. Corell enlisted in the 99th New York Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and later re-enlisted in Hancock's Veteran Corps. He was mustered out in 1866.
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
37753
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dagger w/scabbard

Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Steel, silver, leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 29.5 x 4.4 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Dagger with double-edged steel blade which is diamond-shaped in cross section; sheet metal (silver?) clad handle with pressed scroll design; leather sheath with brass(?) throat and tip.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Object Number: 
1941.1144ab
Marks: 
stamped: on blade: "BEST / ENGLISH / CUTLERY"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
37694
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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