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General Sheridan's Horse Winchester
This Morgan horse was presented to General Philip Sheridan by the officers of the Second Michigan Cavalry in 1862. He was three years old, jet black with three white fetlocks, and stood 16 hands high. Originally called "Rienzi" after the town of Rienzi, Mississippi, his name was changed to...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Animal heroes, Relics, Union objects
Zouave Uniform
The uniform of the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry (Duryée's Zouaves), 1861, consisted of a distinctive jacket, vest, sash, baggy trousers, and fez. The Zouave uniform adopted on both sides by many volunteer units during the first year of the Civil War was based on that of the elite Zouave battalion...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Military Uniforms , Union objects
Watch
This watch was originally given as school graduation present in 1850. Later it was used in North Carolina.
Conflict: Civil War
Category(s): Confederate objects, Espionage, Household items
Vivandière Uniform
Vivandières have an interesting role in the American Civil War. These brave women traveled with soldiers as mascots or nurses; there are even cases where they fought alongside their male counterparts. A vivandières could provide creature comforts to the soldiers. Officially during the Civil War, the...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Civilian clothes
Vivandière Items
A vivandière, a woman who traveled with soldiers, often provided creature comforts to the men, including sugar, coffee and tobacco. A housewife, or hussif, was a cloth sewing kit that soldiers carried into battle. Usually made of cloth or leather, it contained needles, thread, and a thimble...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Household items
Violin
Violin purchased by Solomon Conn in Nashville, Tennessee on May 1, 1863. Conn carried the violin while serving with Company B, 87th Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. Written on the back of the instrument are the names of places where the soldiers of 87th were either on duty or engaging the...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Music, Union objects
USS Carondolet Model
Model built to the plans of William Geoghagen.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Models, Naval vessels, Union objects
United States National 34 Star Flag
United States National 34 Star flag was adopted with the admission of Kansas as the 34th state in January 1861. It was used until 1863 when West Virginia became a state. At no time did the National flag lose stars. Since the United States believed that secession from the Union was illegal, the flag...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Flags, Union objects
United States Colored Troops Flag
This flag belonged to the 84th Regiment of Infantry, United States Colored Troops. The red stripes bear the regiment's name and number and some of the battles in which the 84th fought.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Flags, Union objects
United States Belt Plate
This belt buckle was found on the battlefield at Winchester, Virginia.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Military Uniforms , Union objects

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