Haversack

Date: 
1855-1865
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. ( 27.3 x 31.8 cm )
Description: 
Leather, cotton, iron, and brass haversack; stitched black leather bag with red leather trim on edges of flap, mouth, and implement pocket on front, and shoulder strap fastened together with iron buckle and looped through brass rings on back of bag; lined with white canvas on interior, and contains canvas breadbag with brass holes at top for tying straps; handwritten and stenciled marks on inside of flap.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Julia Colt Butler
Object Number: 
1940.9ab
Marks: 
handwritten: inside flap: "F.E.Butler./25 Reg N.J.V." stenciled: inside flap: "F.E.BUTLER./Chaplain/25th Reg't. N.J.V.M." (stenciled in twice)
Gallery Label: 
This haversack was used by F.E. Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey Volunteer Militia, probably during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
28789
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Draft wheel

Exhibitions: 
Collections: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Highlight: 
Display this item in the highlights
Date: 
ca. 1863
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 25 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. ( 58.4 x 64.8 x 55.2 cm )
Description: 
Civil War draft wheel; cylindrical drum with a rectangular, lockable hatch and an iron and wood handle, set on trestle frame with bracket feet and a turned stretcher; brass plaque on side. [3,606 registration cards with names of draft-eligible men, originally found in the drum, are held by the N-YHS Library].
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frederic C. Wagner
Object Number: 
1865.6
Marks: 
Plaque (engraved): DRAFT WHEEL/ USED JULY 13, 1863/ WITH NAMES OF RESIDENTS IN THE/ 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT N.Y. CITY/ COMPRISING THE 11TH AND 17TH WARDS/ PRESENTED BY FREDERIC C. WAGNER/ CAPTAIN AND PROVOST MARSHALL/ JUNE 20TH 1865 Description: Brass
Gallery Label: 
This drum-shaped wheel was used in the draft lottery for the Civil War held on July 13, 1863 in the 7th Congressional District, comprising the 11th and 17th Wards of New York City (the East Side below 14th Street and above Rivington Street). The draft lottery, part of the nation's first conscription act, touched off the worst urban riots in American history.
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold, ed. "Lincoln and New York." New York: The New-York Historical Society and London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2009. Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1863
eMuseum Object ID: 
27323
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lock plate hammer and flash pan for flintlock

Date: 
1760-1780
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 in. ( 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Iron flintlock; lockplate with cock, pan, frizzen, and frizzen spring; stamped marks at center and tail of lockplate.
Object Number: 
INV.8662
Marks: 
stamped: center lockplate: "GR" (below crown; GR was the royal cypher of British Kong George II and III); tail: "TOWER"
Gallery Label: 
This lock was mounted on a rifle or pistol.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1780
eMuseum Object ID: 
27028
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dagger

Date: 
1603-1625
Medium: 
Steel, horn
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 34.9 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Dagger with steel blade and handle made from stag horn.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Richard H. Gosman
Object Number: 
1946.321
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this dagger was carried by the donor's great-great-grandfather, James Duncan, and by his ancestors under James I of Scotland. The blade is said to be made from a Highland Claymore sword.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1625
eMuseum Object ID: 
26446
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plaque: Society of Colonial Wars in state of NY

Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Plaster, paint, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 7 x 1 in. ( 15.2 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, black-painted plaster souvenir plaque in paper folder; plaque with inscription in relief adjacent to left-facing profile bust of an American Indian wearing feather headdress; front leaf of folder with fringed right edge and printed inscription inside.
Object Number: 
INV.8739
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse of plaque: "SOCIETY / OF / COLONIAL / WARS / IN THE / STATE OF / NEW YORK" handwritten in ink: on box fragment found with object: "Souvenir / Soc. of Colonial Wars / New York / 11th Annual Dinner / June 9 1903 / Presented by / . . .
Gallery Label: 
This plaque was apparently offered as a souvenir of the 11th Annual Dinner of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, which took place Friday, January 9, 1903, at Delmonico's restaurant in New York. The menu for that dinner is printed on a detached paper leaf found with the object.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1903
eMuseum Object ID: 
24486
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

2 clips (belonord and scabbard numbered 1919.16ab??)

Date: 
ca. 1824
Medium: 
metal, paper, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 x 4 in. ( 2.5 x 7.6 x 10.2 cm )
Object Number: 
1919.16
Gallery Label: 
According to accession sheet, tag associated with this sword read "Sword used by Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard/ Worn during the period 1838-1862".
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1824
eMuseum Object ID: 
22486
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Drumstick

Date: 
ca. 1864
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 7/8 in. ( 41.9 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Black painted wooden drumstick.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Norman W. Lippincott
Object Number: 
1952.277b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1864
eMuseum Object ID: 
22485
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Drumstick

Date: 
ca. 1864
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 3/4 x 7/8 in. ( 42.5 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Black painted wooden drumstick.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Norman W. Lippincott
Object Number: 
1952.277c
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1864
eMuseum Object ID: 
22482
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Blunderbuss: brass box lock

Medium: 
metal, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 9 x 5 in. ( 5.1 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm )
Object Number: 
1941.405
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
22413
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pipe tomahawk

Date: 
1790-1820
Medium: 
Steel, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 x 6 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 17.5 x 7.3 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron tomahawk head with pipe bowl projecting from back; circular silver inlay with shield-breasted eagle incised on one side of blade, and heart-shaped silver inlay on the other.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Samuel W. Francis
Object Number: 
1862.1
Gallery Label: 
This pipe tomahawk once belonged to the prominent Seneca chief Red Jacket, or Sagoyewatha (ca. 1750-1830). The pipe tomahawk, a symbol of diplomacy, was reportedly given to Red Jacket by President George Washington. The donor's father, Dr. John W. Francis, purchased the pipe tomahawk directly from the Seneca chief.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
22350
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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