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Name Overland Campaign

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Sketch - 1968.010.00014

Drawing: Portrait of Edward S. McCarthy Physical appearance: Pastel Height: 26 x 22 Edward S. McCarthy, Capt. First Co. Richmond Howirtzers. Fell at Cold harbor June 4, 1864 - framed 28 x 23 - crayon Anderson, Richmond.

Letter - CML-FL.3

Major General Fitzhugh Lee to General [Unidentified], May 15, [1864] Physical Appearance: May 15, [1864], 11:45 P. M. - Fitz[hugh] Lee at [no location given], to General [unidentified] - Acknowledges receipt of the general's message of 11 P. M. Understands that he is to "watch the country north and west of the Bottoms Bridge road and be ready to strengthen the lines from that road to Chaffin[']s." Mentions his concerns about the enemy's capability of breaking through the lines and offers a suggestion. Signed, "Fitz Lee" M[ajor] G[eneral].

SPLINT -

The splint is a slightly rounded piece of pine or bass wood with a knot hole in the upper left. Written in pencil on the wood is "Wounded June 29, 1864 at the Battle of Reams Station, Va. This was the 5th and last time wounded during the War between the States - this Splint was used on the leg of G. N. Truss - Co. E 10th Alabama [Infty]."

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Coat, Frock -

Uniform Frock coat: Double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, cadet gray wool cloth with blue wool facings covering black cotton facings, no piping, white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves, dark green wool and silk lining skirt; collar insignia, which was a single bar, removed, gold sleeve braid, Federal staff buttons with backmarks: "EXTRA/QUALITY" and "W.G. MINTZER/PHILD," cuff buttons are Old English E buttons with backmark: "W. DOWLER/SUPERIOR."

Coat, Frock -

Uniform Frock coat: double breasted, seven buttons in each row, cadet gray wool cloth with buff wool piping, no facings, dark green wool and silk lining in the body, white cotton sheeting lining in the sleeves, remainder of gold braid captain's insignia on the collar, gold sleeve braid, and Federal staff buttons with backmarks, "SCOVILL MF'G. / WATERBURY" and "EXTRA / QUALITY."

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Revolver -

Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver - .31 cal., 5-shot round cylinder, 4" octagonal barrel, attached loading lever. Brass pin front sight, rear sight through v-notch in hammer. Casehardened frame, hammer, and loading lever; remainder blued. One piece walnut grip, Silver-plated brass small triggerguard, strap, and backstrap. Plating +/- 50% worn. Bluing/Mottling +/- 50% worn, oxidized in patches. Scene depicting a stagecoach hold-up is roll engraved on the cylinder - (visible). Scratched - Grip, left side, at bottom: A.H.H.S. Proof, Assembly Marks - Triggerguard, left shoulder: M Triggerguard, left side, forward trigger: L Barrel lug, left side at frame: 2 __ __Stamped - Barrel at to

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Haversack -

Haversack: black leather with embossed design, resembles a pocketbook in construction. Metal hinge and top edge with folding clasp. No strap. Very fragile.

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Coat, Frock -

Uniform Frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, cadet gray wool cloth with dark blue wool broadcloth piping and facings, blue silk lining on inner button facings, brown wool and silk lining in body, white cotton drill lining in sleeves; gold braid captain's collar insignia, gold sleeve braid, Confederate staff buttons with backmark: "HT&B/ MANCHESTER.", South Carolina cuff buttons and backmark: "HT&B/ MANCHESTER."

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Coat, Frock -

Uniform Frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, cadet gray wool cloth with blue cotton piping, no facings, brown and white striped cotton homespun lining in body, red, white, and blue pinstriped homespun cotton lining in sleeves; gold braid captain's collar insignia, gold sleeve braid, Federal staff buttons with backmark: "HORSTMANN BROTHERS/&CO. PHIL.", South Carolina cuff buttons and backmark: "HT&B/ MANCHESTER."

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Hat, Slouch -

Dark brown wool felt slouch hat; remnants of brown ribbon binding on the brim, no hatband; no lining or sweatband.

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Canteen -

U.S. Model 1858 smooth side canteen, three sling loops, no sling, pewter spout, Case Patent Filter stopper of cork and tin.

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INSIGNIA -

Four gold thread embroidered stars applied to a piece of blue cloth.

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Purse, Change -

The change purse is a portmonie made of black leather tied together with a shoe string. The leather is very dry and damaged.

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SWORD -

Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade with two fullers, blade etched with floral sprays and military trophies, eagle and "US"; gilded brass hilt with guard decorated with pierced design of floral sprays, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated on forward edge with oak leaves; wood grip covered with shagreen and twisted wire. Leather scabbard (.63a) with brass mounts.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Leather scabbard with brass mounts. For sword (.63).

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FLAG -

Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Stars: Eleven remaining (of original thirteen) white cotton, 5-pointed. Border: 1 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge; 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides. Attachment: Eyelets. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None.

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STIRRUP -

M1833 Dragoon stirrup of brass with pierced tread. The single stirrup is either made of brass or bronze. It consists of a flat foot piece with two longitudinal slits; it has a rectangular piece for the stirrup strap. The stirrup has a heavy patina.

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BULLET -

One of two bullets. Part of set with button fragments, and one strand of hair. .58 caliber lead rifled musket bullet.

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BULLET -

Two bullets, button fragments, and one strand of hair. .58 caliber lead rifled musket bullet. Small fragment of a second bullet. One strand of human hair, formerly adhered to fragmentary second bullet. Numerous rusted and corroded pieces of metal, believed to be remnants of uniform buttons.

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Glasses, Field -

Binocular optic device with enameled black brass fittings and the housing covered with black leather. Manufacturer's name in raised letters on the gutta percha eye pieces: "JUMELLE MARINE". With original case (.95b) in newer carrying case (.95a).