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Name Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862

Associated Records

Letter - 1989.015.00033

Major General Thomas J. Jackson to Major General Richard S. Ewell, April 22, 1862 Physical Appearance: April 22, 1862, 5:50 A. M. - T[homas] J[onathan] Jackson at Conrad's Store, to Maj[or] Gen[era]l R[ichard] S[toddert] Ewell - Directs Ewell to move his troops, once the roads permit, to the intersection of Standardsville and Madison Court House roads. Advises there is no news. Signed, "T. J. Jackson"

Telegram - CML-RHC.29

Major General Thomas J. Jackson to General Samuel Cooper, June 10, 1862 Physical Appearance: June 10, 1862 - [Header] Southern Telegraph Company - T[homas] J[onathan] Jackson at Port Republic (via Staunton) to Gen[era]l S[amuel] Cooper, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Reports rout of enemy at Port Republic and capture of six Federal artillery pieces. <Signed> as T. J. Jackson, Maj[or] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g.

Letter - CML-TJJ.15

Major General Thomas J. Jackson to Colonel Turner Ashby, March 28, 1862 Physical Appearance: March 28, 1862 - T[homas] J[onathan] Jackson, near Mount Jackson, [Virginia], to Col[onel] Turner Ashby, Com[man]d[ing] Cavalry - Advises of the availability of 300 breech-loading carbines in Lynchburg, V[irgini]a. Wants to know if Ashby wants them? Queries Ashby about enemy activities on that day. Requests daily communication. Signed, "T. J. Jackson"

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SWORD -

Non-regulation Infantry Officer's sword; straight, single-edged blade with single fuller etched with floral sprays; engraved in scroll on obverse: "W.H.H. & S" on reverse: "Philadelphia"; gilded brass knuckle bow curves in an even arc below the blade and is cast in a foliate pattern and forms a simple cross guard with terminates in a scroll quillon, other end of knuckle bow terminates below beak of eagle-head pommel; fluted ivory grip. Leather scabbard (.23a) with brass mounts attached to leather frog.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Leather scabbard with brass mounts attached to leather frog. For sword (.23).

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SWORD -

Confederate Foot Officer's sword based on Model 1850 U. S. Foot Officer's Sword; slightly curved blade with single stopped fuller, ricasso stamped "T.G.Co., N.O."; glided brass hilt with guard pieced by floral sprays, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated on the forward edge with floral sprays; leather grip wrapped with brass wire. Brass scabbard (.53b).

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Scabbard, Sword -

Brass scabbard. For sword (.53a).

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BUCKTAIL -

The bucktail is an untanned piece of animal hide. The fur is fragile and shedding from the hide.

SASH -

Sash of red silk net with tassles.

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Breastplate, Armor -

Four-piece breastplates (or cuirass) of sheet iron with hinged sheet iron tassets. On left shoulder strap, stamped, "Patent applied for". On right shoulder strap, stamped, "Atwater Armor Co. New Haven Conn". Each piece stamped, "3CC", except the hinges are stamped, "3". Complete set of armor, with one lower hinge broken and two upper hinges bent.

SASH -

Sash of red silk.

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FLAG -

Pattern: Thirty-four star U. S. National flag; silk. Stars: Seven remaining (of original 34) gold-painted, 5-pointed. Border: 1/4 inch white silk edging on fly end, 1 inch red silk sleeve on hoist edge. Attachment: Ties. Unit Designation: In gold paint: "1ST REGT MARYLAND VOLUNTEERS." Battle Honors: None.

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Spur -

Single steel, half-mounted spur (a) with engraved designs of curving lines, dots, and hash marks; downward curving neck with 2 inch, 10-point rowel; eyelet for jingle bobs (missing); wide leather instep strap attached to studs at terminal ends of heel band; chain under strap attached to metal clips passing through slot beneath studs; "Col. Harry Gilmor / Oct. 1862" in ink on underside of leather strap. With detached leather strap (b) and metal tag (c).

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Epaulet -

Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.11.79a-b) consisting of brass crescents with gold thread fringe on shoulder boards. The boards have yellow silk liners. The hooks and a portion of the gold fringe are missing from one epaulet.

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Epaulet -

Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.11.79a-b) consisting of brass crescents with gold thread fringe on shoulder boards. The boards have yellow silk liners. The hooks and a portion of the gold fringe are missing from one epaulet.

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Souvenir -

The souvenir is a decomposed horse hoof. A paper label glued to the hoof reads, "Gen'l Turner Ashby's White Horse's Hoof - Killed on shot and died in a few hours - Near New Market, Va. on Valley Pike, April 17, 1862."

Desk, Lap -

The campaign desk consists of a walnut case with a double hinge and brass key escutcheon. The writing surface is covered with very worn and faded red velvet. Each face is hinged to reveal large hidden spaces. Four smaller compartments make up the case interior. Green marbleized paper covers the bottom of the case.

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Spur -

Single box spur of either white brass or German silver with an iron rowel. Heel spurs connect to the heel of a boot or shoe. Box spurs have a projector or "key" from behind the neck that snapped into a spring-loaded box made into the heel.

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Kepi -

Kepi of dark blue, twilled wool cloth with brown-green velvet crown top and headband; leather sweatband; leather visor; no chin strap; white cotton lining; non-military cuff buttons on sides.

BAYONET -

This bayonet is corroded and broken about three inches from the point. The iron may have been waxed at some date. This bayonet was fitted for use with a Prussian weapon having a Hanoverian catch. The bayonet is believed to be a 1832 Prussian style.