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General William T. Sherman‘s Sword
General William T. Sherman wore this Model 1850 Staff and Field Officers’s sword during the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee 6–8 April 1862.
Conflict: Civil War
Category(s): Edged Weapons, Military equipment , Union objects
General William T. Sherman’s Campaign Hat
During the Civil War, officers wore many types of hats, more often non-regulation than regulation. This example of a regulation Army hat was worn by General William T. Sherman. The hat is made of grey felt and has a gold general officer's hat cord as prescribed in the 1858 regulations for general...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Military Uniforms , Union objects
Grand Army of Republic Ribbon
Grand Army of the Republic Encampments were popular events organized by various posts of former Union soldiers. These events were held on a regular basis and various ribbons and emblems were distributed.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Ephemera, Union objects
Grand Army of the Republic Medal and Ribbon Device
The badge from the Pennsylvania GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) veterans group’s Semi-annual Encampment on the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Ephemera, Medals
Grant’s Commission
Ulysses S. Grant’s commission to Major General. The document is dated 4 July 1863. It is signed by Abraham Lincoln.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Ephemera, Union objects
Grant's Vicksburg Victory Medal
This Presentation medal was given to General Ulysses S. Grant in commemoration of his victories during the Vicksburg Campaign. It was presented by the Congress of the United States.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Medals, Union objects
Great Seal of the Confederacy
The date on the Confederate Seal commemorates the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States, and the establishment of the Permanent Government of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. When the Seal was completed, it was delivered to James Mason, a...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Confederate objects, Medals
Hiram Berdan's Sharpshooter’s Rifle
Hiram Berdan was an inventor considered by some to be the best marksman in America. At the outset of the Civil War, Berdan believed the infantry tactics being used were outdated. He wrangled a meeting with president Lincoln and presented his idea of forming a special unit, "Sharpshooters,” made up...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Firearms, Union objects
Identification Tag
Because there was no issue of identification tags during the Civil War, many soldiers devised their own means to ensure that they would be identified if killed in battle. Slips of paper or cloth with the soldier's name were pinned inside clothing; other times personal belongings were marked. Two...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Ephemera
Infantry Private Frock Coat and Hardee Hat
This is the type of coat and hat worn by a Union private.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Military Uniforms , Union objects

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