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Bayonet and  Scabbard
The bayonet was used as an additional deadly weapon to be attached to the end of military rifles. The scabbard is a sheath to cover it.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Edged Weapons, Military equipment
Bayonet and Scabbard (U.S. M1855)
The bayonet was used as an additional deadly weapon to be attached to the end of military rifles. The scabbard is a sheath to cover it.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Edged Weapons, Military equipment
Berdan Sharpshooter Uniform
Uniform and hat of soldiers of the 1st Regiment of U.S. Sharpshooters who were better known as Berdan's Sharpshooters. Mustered in 1861, this unit was commanded by Colonel Hiram Berdan. Berdan was an inventor considered by some to be the best marksman in America. At the outset of the Civil War...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Military Uniforms , Union objects
Bugle
7-keyed,copper and brass bugle in B-flat.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Music
Christian Fleetwood’s Medal of Honor
This Medal of Honor was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle at Chaffin’s Farm on 29 September 1864. Fleetwood seized the colors after 2 color bearers had been shot down, and bore them nobly through the fight. Fleetwood was 23...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Medals, Union objects
Civil War Soldier’s Mess
A match safe, lantern, frying pan and cup would have been part of a soldier’s equipment. Hardtack is the name given to a thick cracker made of flour, water, and sometimes salt. While it has been called by several nicknames, the Union Army of the Potomac referred to the ration as hardtack, and the...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Military equipment , Union objects
Clara Barton’s Northern Pass
Clara Barton's Civil War work began in April 1861. After the Battle of Bull Run, she established an agency to obtain and distribute supplies to wounded soldiers. In July 1862, she obtained permission to travel behind the lines, eventually reaching some of the worst battlefields of the war. She...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Medical, Union objects
Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver
The Colt Model 1860 Army revolver was manufactured from 1860 through 1873. The total production consisted of more than 200,000. The six-shot, .44 caliber revolver was the primary handgun used by Union troops during the Civil War because of its reliability.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Firearms
Come and Join Us Brothers Lithograph
This lithograph entitled, Come and Join Us Brothers was used in 1863 to recruit “colored troops” for the Union cause. It is interesting to note that, as depicted in the lithograph, black regiments were almost always commanded by a white officer.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Art, Union objects
Confederate “Articles of War “
Copy of the “Articles of War for the Government of the Armies of the Confederate States”
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Confederate objects, Ephemera

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