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Prosthetic Leg
This type of prostetic was used to replace a severed foot.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Medical
Purse
This is the type of accessory a woman spying for the Confederacy might have carried.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Confederate objects, Espionage
Rear Admiral David G. Farragut’s Service Coat and Cap
Service jacket and cap worn by Rear Admiral David G. Farragut while directing the fire of the flagship Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. It was during the Battle of Mobile Bay that Farragut uttered the infamous words, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead.”
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Military Uniforms , Union objects
Remington New Model Army Revolver
Remington New Model Army revolver. This .44 caliber revolver competed with Colt’s M1860 as the most popular handgun of the war. Over 100,000, were purchased by the Army, Navy, and various state militias.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Firearms, Military equipment
Republican Election Ticket for 1864
Republican Election Ticket for 1864.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Ephemera, Union objects
Richmond  Musket
This musket was fitted with a British Enfield barrel.
Conflict: Civil War
Category(s): Confederate objects, Firearms, Military equipment
Sharps Carbine
As a boy of five, John Brown witnessed a slave his own age being beaten with a fire shovel. He vowed to become a foe of slavery. By the mid 1800s, Brown was fulfilling his vow. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 allowed the two territories to decide the issue of slavery by a popular ballot. The fight...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Firearms
Sharps Rifle
This type of rifle was carried by the 5th New York Zouaves.
Conflict: Civil War
Category(s): Firearms, Military equipment , Union objects
Siege of Vicksburg Lithograph
Both the North and the South saw Vicksburg as the lynchpin to victory in the war. President Abraham Lincoln said: "Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until the key is in our pocket," Confederate President Jefferson Davis said: "Vicksburg is the nail head that holds the...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Art
Slave Collar
Slave collar Slave collars made of iron were used to discipline and identify slaves who were considered risks of becoming runaways. Abolitionist Theodore Weld in his provocative treatise, American Slavery As It Is, described the use of a similar collar on a spirited slave near Charleston...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Relics

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