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Name Seven Days Battles

Associated Records

REMINISCENCE - CML-RHC.10

Robert H. Chilton Papers: Notes on Battles in Chilton's Writing, [n. d.] Physical Appearance: [n. d.] - Written notes on Battle of Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg in Chilton's hand. Six and one-quarter pages. He wrote some of the notes on stationery, "Office of Columbus Manufacturing Co." A photostat copy of the stationery page only is located in a separate folder.

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]."

SWORD -

Sword. No scabbard.

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Box -

Wooden box with a sliding top (a). The top is slightly beveled on the sides and has two indentations on one side. Written in pencil on the inside of the lid: "Gen. Chilt[?] C.J. Henry[?] RIchmond, VA". A handwritten history of the set is on the outside of the box: "Box / Made from a balk of / Genl. McClelland's Pontoon / Bridge Across the / Chickahominy taken / right before Richnond". For chess pieces (b-y).

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Jacket, Shell -

Single breasted, 7 button front, greenish-brown wool and cotton cloth (faded from gray) with black twill wool cloth collar facings and shoulder tabs (with side-facing buttons); green worsted wool cord piping, light brown cotton sheeting lining in the body and sleeves, Federal Eagle "I" buttons with no backmarks, Mobile Volunteer Corps buttons on shoulder tabs with backmark: SCOVILL MF'G CO/WATERBURY.

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RIFLE MUSKET -

British Enfield rifle musket; serial number 3079. Inscribed on stock: "LC LA Z.v" "H" Inscribed on barrel: "*25 *25" Lock stamped with crown and "TOWER 1861"

SWORD -

Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: Blade only. With scabbard (.85a). Relic condition.

Scabbard, Sword -

Scabbard. For sword (.85).

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Bit, Bridle -

U.S. Model 1859 curb bit with "S" branches, #1 port, brass "US" bosses, two rein rings, bar connecting lower branches

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Spur -

Single brass spur with half-round heel band and 10-point iron rowel; leather strap with iron buckle passes through slots in terminal ends of heel band. Broken into 2 pieces (a,b).

SASH -

sash of red silk mesh with faded tassels.

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SWORD -

Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade with two fullers, blade heavily pitted, 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 and twisted wire. No scabbard.

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SWORD -

Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade with two fullers; 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 leaves; wood grip covered with shagreen and twisted wire. Leather scabbard (.194a) with brass mounts; throat and drag missing.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Leather scabbard with brass mounts; throat and drag missing. For sword (.194).

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CAPE -

Six button front, cadet gray wool cloth with a turndown collar lined in the same material as the cape, no buttons.

SASH -

Sash of dark red silk mesh.

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FLAG -

Pattern: First National flag; cotton. Red letter "C." on center bar. Stars: Eleven white cotton, 5-pointed. Border: 1/2-inch white cotton sleeve. Attachment: Sleeve. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None. Stitching: hand-stitched.

HANDKERCHIEF -

Handkerchief of white cotton with a red floral border. Purple and red flowers are in each corner. One corner is marked, "P. Hamilton" and the number "339." This handkerchief is associated with another handkerchief (0985.10.78).

Bullet, Minie -

Lead minie ball.

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SWORD -

Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US / C.E.W / 1864", reverse ricasso stamped "Mansfield & Lamb / Forestdale R.I."; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel, pommel cap stamped "CEW"; wood grip with swell in the center covered in leather, twisted brass wire missing; metal scabbard with two suspension rings and large drag. With scabbard (.161a) and sword knot (.161b).