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Name United States Army

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Letter - 1997.019.00027

Joseph Bryan to William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, February 11, 1886 Physical Appearance: February 11, 1886 - Jos[eph] Bryan at New York[, New York], to My dear Gen[era]l [William Henry Fitzhugh] Payne - Encloses a book formerly belonging to Payne, found and purchased at a store in the city. Signed, "Jos. Bryan" 1 page, written on stationery, "Richmond and Danville Extension Company, 2 Wall Street, New York." A photocopy of the letter is also available in the folder. A photocopy of the inside front cover and title page of the book referenced, "Tactics for Officers of Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery, arranged and compiled by L. v. Buckholtz," Imprint: J. W. Randolph, 121 Main Street, Richm

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Letter - 2016.020.00005

Letter written to "My Dear Brother" [Francis Rushmore Whitaker] by Ed [Edward] Whitaker, from 3 miles south and southwest of Petersburg on October 14, 1864 General letter about trying to re-establish a relationship even through they disagreed years previously. States he recently enlisted (September 13, 1864), and arrived near Petersburg on October 4. States he is in Company F, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Corps (no regiment listed -- but it was the 210th Pennsylvania Volunteers). Some figures/mathematics are written in the blank spaces.

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Wooden drum canteen with cork stopper attached by a long twisted hemp fiber.

Cord -

Twisted hemp fiber cord previously attached to drum canteen (0985.00.00018a)

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Model 1850 U.S. Staff and Field Officer's Sword: slightly curved single-edged blade with two fullers, etched with floral sprays, military trophies, eagle and "US", obverse ricasso etched "W / Clauberg / Solingen", surrounding standing knight, reverse ricasso etched "Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York", back of blade etched "Iron Proof,"; hilt of gilded brass consisting of two branches filled with pierced floral designs and the letters "US"; knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel, pommel decorated with floral spray on the forward edge , wood grips covered in shagreen and wound in twisted wire. Metal scabbard (.34a) with brass mounts.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Metal scabbard with brass mounts. For sword (.34).

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Carbine -

Spencer patent 1862 carbine with serial number "31468." The following is inscribed on the stock, "Curry / Tom McCloskey 9th."

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Revolver -

Savage-North Navy Model; .36 caliber, 6 shot, octagonal barrel; two piece walnut grip and heart shaped trigger guard. Engraved on the butt: "J.W. Wheeler".Address stamped on frame strap above cylinder: SAVAGE R.F.A. CO. MIDDLETOWN. CT / H.S.NORTH PATENTED JUNE 17 1856 / JANUARY 18 1859 MAY 15 1860

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Dagger -

Dagger: double-edged, spear point blade, diamond cross section and stopped ricasso; brass oval guard; two-piece bone (antler) handle small inset plaque.

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Pattern: US Regimental flag; blue field (silk), oil-painted eagle insignia and inscription, "E Pluribus Unum," in gold paint on both sides. Conserved. Stars: 34, gold painted, 5-pointed. Border: Yellow fringe. Attachment: Sleeve. With flagstaff (a). Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None.

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Snaffle bit with leather bridle and reins attached. Rolled cheek pieces and reins; throat latch missing. Two buckles attached to each ring with rein attached to one and leather strap attached to the other. Round metal plate attached to leather strap with etched "x"'s around the inner circle.

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Glasses, Field -

Binocular optic device, with enameled black brass fittings covered in black leather. No markings/inscriptions. No case.

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Non-regulation Militia Officers Sword (diplomatic style): straight blade with triangular cross section, etched with floral sprays and military trophies; brass ovoid guard cast with stand of ancient arms, stars and rosettes;quillon terminates in disc decorated with rosette; flat knuckle bow decorated with rosette and floral sprays; globular pommel with floral motifs and scroll work; mother of pearl grip wrapped in twisted brass wire. Leather scabbard (.74a) with silver (?) mounts and frog stud; scabbard in two pieces.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Leather scabbard with silver(?) mounts and frog stud; scabbard in two pieces. For sword (.74).

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Spencer .52 caliber rimfire, serial number 45876. 22 inch barrel with six grooves, walnut butt and stock. Marked "SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS PTD MARCH 6, 1860".

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The fork is silver-plated with a floral pattern and has four tines. It shows heavy surface wear. The reverse is marked, "John O. Meade & Son" and "St. John's."

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Canteen -

U.S. Model 1858 tin bullseye canteen (6 rings), three tin sling loops, no sling, pewter spout, no stopper, brown wool cover

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The pipe consists of a wooden bowl with a bone and wood stem.

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Non-regulation Mounted Artillery Officer's Saber: curved blade with single broad fuller, etched with floral sprays, military trophies and crown and shield; plated brass hilt of two branches and knuckle bow flowing into bird's head pommel which extends into backstrap and metal ferrule, quillon terminates in disc and langets extend over blade; wooden grip covered in shagreen and twisted wire. Plated brass scabbard (.64a) with two suspension rings and steel drag.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Plated brass scabbard with two suspension rings and steel drag. For sword (.64).