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Epaulet

Date: 
1880-1930
Medium: 
Metal, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 7.3 x 8.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Insignia plate, probably from hat front, made of pressed sheet metal with gilded surface; branches of laurel frame circular medallion with relief inscription, "PRO PATRIA ET GLORIA," in surrounding border and cut-out "7" with red textile backing at center.
Object Number: 
INV.8005
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "PRO PATRIA ET GLORIA" cut-out: at center: "7"
Gallery Label: 
This insignia represents the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
39244
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Field glasses in case

Date: 
ca. 1917
Medium: 
Leather, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (glasses): 5 1/4 x 4 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (13.3 x 11.7 x 5.7 cm) Case (without strap): 6 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 3 in. (15.9 x
Description: 
Binocular field glasses with black leather-covered metal casing, in leather case with shoulder strap; incised inscription on oval metal plate attached to front of case.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. R. Elsberg
Object Number: 
Z.3042ab
Marks: 
incised: on metal plate attached to front of case: "Donated to U.S.N. by / Mrs. R. Elsberg / 135 Central Park West / New York N.Y. / No 977"
Gallery Label: 
These binoculars were received with documents from the donor that illuminate their interesting history. A letter dated December 29, 1917, and signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, thanks Mrs. Elsberg for responding to the Navy's call for binoculars, telescopes and spy-glasses, and a certificate acknowledges her donation. A third document indicates that the binoculars were used on the S.S. Yosemite, which sailed between New York and Bordeaux, France.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1917
eMuseum Object ID: 
39237
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Haversack

Date: 
1862-1870
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. ( 34.3 x 30.8 cm )
Description: 
Leather, cotton, brass, and iron haversack; shield-shaped black leather bag has strap with red leather exterior hooked to iron rings at back, with scalloped rectangular buckle at one end that fastens to other end of strap, white canvas inner flap with strap that fastens to buckle at center, and outer flap with two tooled branches on front and strap that fastens to buckle at bottom; sack contains white canvas bag fastened to inside with four buttons, and canvas lining on the inside front; stamped mark on center buckle.
Object Number: 
INV.11990
Marks: 
stamped: center buckle: "PATENTED FEB. 18 1862"
Gallery Label: 
This type of decorated haversack was used by U.S. Army officers from the early 1850's through the early 1870's.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
39222
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Canteen with cup

Date: 
1918
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Tin canteen and cup; curved, flask-shaped canteen with cylindrical mouthpiece fits into kidney-shaped cup with clasp riveted to front; stamped marks on clasp and canteen back.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Tilden Gruver
Object Number: 
1945.340ab
Marks: 
stamped: cup clasp: "T6301" stamped: canteen back: "U.S./L.F. & C/1918"
Gallery Label: 
This canteen is of the type that was used by American forces during World War I.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1918
eMuseum Object ID: 
39207
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Canteen

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. ( 19 x 17.5 cm )
Description: 
Wood and iron canteen; drum-shaped, circular wooden canteen with two halves of body fastened together with three iron sling loops at sides and bottom, and with cylindrical wooden mouthpiece.
Credit Line: 
Gift of G.F. Nichols
Object Number: 
X.230
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this canteen was taken from a dead Confederate soldier after the capture of Fort Harrison in Virginia, and was presented to the Society by Union General B.F. Nichols.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39173
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Canteen

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Tin, cotton, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 3/8 in. ( 22.2 x 18.7 cm )
Description: 
Tin, cotton, and pewter canteen; oblate, circular tin body with cylindrical pewter mouthpiece, and white canvas strap that runs through three tin loops fastened to side and bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles MacCauley
Object Number: 
1922.141
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39165
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Storage box

Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. ( 9.2 x 22.2 x 13.7 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular storage box with hinged lid, made of tin with copper-colored varnish; lid with maker's label in the form of a circular medallion surmounted by an eagle.
Object Number: 
Z.3069
Marks: 
in relief on maker's label: affixed to top of lid: "HORSTMANN BROS. & CO. / ARMY & NAVY / GOODS / PHILADA" handwritten in pencil: on label affixed to underside: "General Wm. Smith / Paymaster General / U.S.A."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
39149
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

Date: 
1860-1863
Medium: 
Tin, cotton, pewter, iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. ( 24.1 x 18.4 cm )
Description: 
Tin, cotton, pewter, iron, and wood canteen; oblate, circular tin body with cylindrical pewter mouthpiece and cork stopper capped with iron ring that fastens with iron chain to tin loop on right side of canteen, and white canvas strap that runs through loops at side and bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence F. Haynes
Object Number: 
1948.386
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this canteen was carried during the Civil War by the donor's father, John Park Haynes, a sergeant in Company F of the 51st Regiment, Massachusetts Militia Volunteers.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1863
eMuseum Object ID: 
39134
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Canteen w/strap

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Tin, leather, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Tin, leather, and wood canteen; drum-shaped, circular tin body with cylindrical mouthpiece and cork inside canteen, and black leather strap with iron buckle that runs through tin loops fastened to body and side; engraved marks on back.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number: 
1934.153
Marks: 
engraved: canteen back: "Williamsburg (foliate)/JHC/Captain Catterton (foliate)/7th Va (foliate)" (probably 7th Virginia Regiment)
Gallery Label: 
This canteen is of the type that were carried by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The engraved inscription on back of the canteen may have been made by a captain in the 7th Virginia Regiment, and may have been captured or found by a member of the New York Caledonian Club who served in the Union Army.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39131
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Buckle and strap fragment

Date: 
1880-1898
Medium: 
Leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 23.8 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Black leather belt tip and rectangular brass buckle with tongue.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edward C. Titus
Object Number: 
1935.34b
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this belt fragment was taken from the officers' room on the Spanish vessel Viscaya during the Spanish-American War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1898
eMuseum Object ID: 
39100
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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