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Name Battle of Hampton Roads

Associated Records

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Lithograph - 1999.022

Lithograph: framed Framed lithograph poster (copyrighted by Aledander Selfridge, Washington, DC, 1883, #21700) featuring image of Robert E. Lee, Confederate battle flag, Virginia state seal on cross of flag; and several vignettes. The vignettes include: in the upper left corner is Pickett's Charge; the upper right has the battle of the MONITOR and the MERRIMAC; lower left is Sherman's March; and the lower right is Stonewall Jackson praying with a priest before battle. Physical appearance: Lithograph Height: 22 3/4 x 29 (Framed)

Fragment -

Five flakes of iron, attached with string to cardboard.

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SWORD -

Presentation grade silver U. S. Naval Officer's Eagle-head Sword: slightly curved, quill back, single-edged blade heavily etched with floral sprays, trident, American eagle, mast with crows nest and sails, anchor and "United States Navy"; silvered half-basket hilt (95% of silver gone) with American eagle over fouled anchor and multiple branches flowing into knuckle bow pierced for sword know near pommel; folding counter-guard and acorn quillon; large eagle-head pommel and engraved grip cast as single piece. Leather scabbard (.20a) with silver mounts; top mount engraved: "The State of Georgia to Commodore Josiah Tattnall U.S.N. as a tribute to his gallantry in the Mexican War"; upper mount cas

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Scabbard, Sword -

Leather scabbard with silver mounts; top mount engraved: "The State of Georgia to Commodore Josiah Tattnall U.S.N. as a tribute to his gallantry in the Mexican War"; upper mount cast with Georgia state seal, reverse engraved: "Manufactured for Clark Racket & Co. by Baldwin & Co."; center mount engraved with steam and sailing ships, drag engraved with American eagle clutching shield and navy military trophies, drag terminates in cast acorn and floral sprays; suspension "rings" formed of cast dolphins with intertwined tails. For sword (.20) with case (.20b).

Case, Sword -

Mahogany case with green and off-white burlap and red velvet lining. For sword (.20) and scabbard (.20a).

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SWORD -

Non-regulation Confederate Naval Officer's sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade heavily etched with floral designs, stand of arms, "C.S.A.", and "L. Haiman & Bro. / Columbus, Georgia"; gilded brass hilt with the raised letters "CS" on the turned-down counter guard; laurel spray on pommel; leather covered grip wound with twisted gilt wire. Metal scabbard (.75a) with brass mounts.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Metal scabbard with brass mounts. For sword (.75).

COPPER -

Piece of copper lining. Irregular rectangular shape; rusted.

Fragment -

Three (3) pieces of wood.

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SWORD -

Regulation Confederate Naval Officer's Sword: slightly curved single-edged blade etched with floral sprays, military trophies, flag, fouled anchor; gilded brass hilt cast with cotton and tobacco plant sprays, crossed cannons and fouled anchor withing oval; dolphin head pommel and scaled backstrap; shagreen wrapped grip wound with gilded wire. Black leather scabbard (.45a) with gilded brass mounts.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Black leather scabbard with gilded brass mounts. For sword (.45).

Epaulet -

Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.6.55a-b) consisting of brass crescents with gold thread fringe on shoulder boards. Each epaulet has a Federal eagle, two five-pointed stars and an eagle cuff button on the shoulder. The epaulets come with a box (.55b), black enameled tin, with a red velvet liner. A label on the inside of the box reads, "Adjust the epaulettes in the airtight case - Raise the wire frame put one to the right then replace the frame for the reception of the other - 1857."

Epaulet -

Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.6.55a-b) consisting of brass crescents with gold thread fringe on shoulder boards. Each epaulet has a Federal eagle, two five-pointed stars and an eagle cuff button on the shoulder. The epaulets come with a box (.55b), black enameled tin, with a red velvet liner. A label on the inside of the box reads, "Adjust the epaulettes in the airtight case - Raise the wire frame put one to the right then replace the frame for the reception of the other - 1857."

Box, Epaulet -

Epaulet box: Black enameled tin, with a red velvet liner. A label on the inside of the box reads, "Adjust the epaulettes in the airtight case - Raise the wire frame put one to the right then replace the frame for the reception of the other - 1857." For epaulets (.6.55a-b).

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Fragment -

Pattern: N/A, flag fragment; two rectangular pieces of wool bunting, one red and one blue, and wood. Attached to cardboard/paperboard. Stars: None. Border: None. Attachment: None. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None.

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Fragment -

Small sliver of wood, attached to cardboard.

MUSKET -

Portion of Enfield musket barrel; wood and metal.

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Fragment -

Dark brown rectangular wooden fragment. Dessicated, with worm holes throughout. Small sticker with "55" adhered to side.

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Jacket, Shell -

Double breasted, 9 buttons in each row, navy blue wool flannel with no facings or piping, no lining in body, white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves; gold braid Confederate naval master's insignia on cuffs, small Federal Eagle A buttons with backmark: "HORSTMANN/NEW YORK." Associated with vest (0985.13.573).

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Safe, Match -

The match safe is a carved rectangular box with a crest and sides done in a Gothic fretwork design. A paper label is pinned to the bottom, which relates the match safe's history.