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Bowie knife and scabbard

Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Steel, antler, tin, leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Part (knife): 12 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (32.1 x 6 cm) Part (scabbard): 12 x 3 in. (30.5 x 7.6 cm)
Description: 
Steel, antler, and tin bowie knife; single-edged steel blade with oval tin quillon and antler grips; rounded, triangular brown leather scabbard with two sides riveted together, belt loop sewn to top of back, and stamped six-petal flowers and branches on front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kurtz Eppley
Object Number: 
1933.80ab
Marks: 
stamped: on blade at hilt: "CAMBRIDGE/CUTLERY & CO./SHEFFIELD/ENGLAND"
Gallery Label: 
According to a note found with the object, this bowie knife was used on a ranch in Montaina in 1893, and in Cuba and the Philippine Islands as part of the donor's personal field equipment.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
39885
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Gorget

Date: 
1855-1870
Medium: 
Brass, silk, metal, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 8.6 x 12.4 cm )
Description: 
Brass, silk, and metal gorget; rounded, V-shaped brass gorget lined with red silk on interior, metal gold thread suspended from hole at top right, and cast crown applied to front center.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Emily Buch
Object Number: 
1957.277k
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this gorget was part of a uniform worn by the donor's father, Emilio Buch, while serving in the 2nd Battalion, Cazadores Voluntarios de Matanzas, as part of Spanish forces during the Cuban insurrection of 1867.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
39825
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Binoculars with case (6)

Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Glass, leather, wood, brass, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. ( 18.7 x 15.6 cm )
Description: 
Glass, leather, wood, brass, and silk binoculars with case; two black leather-covered brass cylinders with circular glass eyepiece fitted at rear and sight fitted at front, held together by three connecting frames fastened to cylindrical rod in middle; fitted, tapered wooden case and lid with black leather cover and pink velvet lining stitched to interior; three eyepiece fragments.
Credit Line: 
Presented by Edward Trenchard, 1918
Object Number: 
INV.7738a-f
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, these binoculars were used by the donor's father, Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard, during and after the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39756
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flag kit (10)

Date: 
1935-1945
Medium: 
Cotton, brass, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/2 x 5 in. ( 62.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Cotton, brass, and wood flag kit; two red, rectangular cotton banners with white square in center, and two white banners with red square in center, and two wooden and three brass rods wrapped inside fatigue canvas sheath; sheath has shoulder strap riveted to rear, flap with buckle that fastens to buckle on front, and printed mark on front.
Object Number: 
Z.3144a-j
Marks: 
printed: front sheath: "U.S. ARMY/FLAG/KIT" (mark is below torch decoration)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1945
eMuseum Object ID: 
39729
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

Date: 
1858-1865
Medium: 
Tin, wool, cotton, pewter, iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 19.7 cm )
Description: 
Tin, wool, cotton, pewter, and iron canteen; oblate, circular tin body with brown wool cover, white canvas sling running through tin loops on sides and bottom, and cylindrical pewter mouthpiece with cork stopper capped with iron ring that fastens with string to loop on left side of canteen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elvira Dubois
Object Number: 
1961.56
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this canteen was used during the Civil War by William Dubois of the 28th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39673
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Tin, leather, iron, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 7 in. ( 21.6 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Tin, leather, and iron canteen; oblate, circular tin body with cylindrical pewter mouthpiece and black leather sling that runs through tin loops fastened to sides and bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Object Number: 
1951.507
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this canteen was used during the Civil War by Private William Henry Owen of Company H in the 7th Regiment, New York State Militia.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39669
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

Date: 
1858-1863
Medium: 
Tin, wool, pewter, cotton, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 8 in. ( 21.6 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Tin, wool, pewter, cotton, and iron canteen; oblate, circular tin body with blue-green wool cover, white cotton sling running through tin loops at sides and bottom with iron chain fastened to knot at top, and cylindrical pewter mouthpiece.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number: 
1934.160
Gallery Label: 
This canteen was used during the Civil War by Alexander Campbell, a lieutenant in the 79th Highlander Regiment, New York Volunteers.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1863
eMuseum Object ID: 
39637
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Canteen

Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Tin, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 6 in. ( 17.8 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Tin and wood canteen; circular, drum-shaped tin body with loop for strap at bottom, two loops at sides, and cylindrical mouthpiece with cork stopper inside canteen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Museum of Natural History
Object Number: 
1920.152
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this canteen was identified as Confederate-made by military canteen student William S. Cornwell in 1962.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39635
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Knapsack

Date: 
1865-1875
Medium: 
Leather, wood, cotton, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 16 1/4 in. ( 33 x 41.3 cm )
Description: 
Leather, wood, cotton, iron, and brass knapsack; square wooden frame with black leather cover tacked to front and sides, two backstraps with one end riveted to top rear and other fastened to double iron buckles at bottom, two blanket straps sewn at top, and two shoulder straps riveted to top rear and fastened with brass stud to breast and armpit straps; two leather-covered canvas flaps on inside of knapsack with white canvas straps that tie together in center, and black leather flap at rear with white canvas inner pocket and three straps that fasten to brass studs at bottom; white painted marks on front and flap.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry Pearl Talmadge
Object Number: 
1934.89
Marks: 
painted: flap: "H.P. Talmadge./K" (the K has been painted over a "G"; Talmadge also served in Company K of the regiment) painted: front: "7"
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this knapsack was used by the donor while a private in Company K of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, from 1870 until 1877.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
39561
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Knapsack

Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Leather, wood, cotton, brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 39.4 cm )
Description: 
Leather, wood, cotton, brass, and iron knapsack; square wooden frame with black leather cover tacked to front and sides, white buff leather blanket strap sewn at top, and white buff backstrap riveted at top with other end fastened to double iron buckle at bottom right; black patent leather flaps on inside of knapsack with four red, blue, and green fabric tape straps that tie together in center, and black leather flap at rear with tan canvas inner pocket and three white buff straps that fasten to brass studs at bottom; white painted mark on front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Object Number: 
1953.166
Marks: 
painted: front: "NG/7" (7th Regiment, National Guard New York)
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this knapsack was used by Oliver Burr Tweedy while a member of Company 6 of the 7th Regiment, National Guard, New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
39523
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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