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Name Vicksburg Campaign

Associated Records

Letter - 1933.002.00002

Letter from Lieutenant General Edmund Kirby Smith to General Joseph E. Johnston, July 4, 1863 Physical Appearance: July 4, 1863 - E[dmund] Kirby Smith at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs, Monroe, L[ouisian]a, to General J[oseph] E[ggleston] Johnston, Com[man]d[in]g C[onfederate] S[tates] A[rmy], Vicksburg, [Mississippi] - Explains in detail "I find it impossible to do anything from this side for the relief of Vicksburg." Signed, "E. Kirby Smith" L[ieutenan]t Gen[eral], C. S. A. 3 pp. on 1 sheet. <<On reverse>> "8" in blue pencil.

SASH -

Sash of yellow silk mesh.

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Coat, Frock -

Uniform Frock coat: double breasted, 8 buttons in each row set in pairs, cadet gray wool twill cloth with buff wool piping and no facings, brown wool and silk lining in body, off-white cotton osnaburg lining in sleeves, no collar insignia, gold sleeve braid, Confederate staff buttons with CSA on eagle's breast, and Federal staff buttons. The Confederate staff buttons with backmarks, "ISAAC CAMPBELL & CO. / JAMES ST. LONDON." The Federal staff buttons with backmarks, "EXTRA / QUALITY" and "HORSTMANN / NEW YORK."

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Card, Playing -

This is a deck of fifty-one playing cards. The face side of the cards have pictures of Confederate generals on them. The backs are printed with blue militaristic designs, with a star in the center. Written in pencil on some of the cards' faces are phrases such as "Your House," "A visitor", and "New clothes"

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Chest, Campaign -

This campaign chest is made of pine, with hinged lid. Contains white lettering on the front, reading, "Lieut. W.T. Mumford La. Arty. C.S.A."

FORK -

Silver plate with raised decoration in the shape of a leaf on the back of the tines. It is marked: "C. Parker."

KNIFE -

Steel knife with ivory handle with a broad flat blade. It is marked: "Herds & Irving Best Sheffield."

MUSKET BALL -

One round shot is associated with three .58 caliber bullets (.210-.210b), one large lead canister shot (.210c), and one Burnside carbine (.210e).

BULLET -

Burnside carbine bullet is associated with three .58 caliber bullets(.210-.210b), one large lead canister shot (.210c), and one lead round shot (.210d).

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BISCUIT -

A small biscuit, porous and dirty, broken into three pieces.

BULLET -

One of three bullets of .58 caliber for a rifled musket. They are associated with large lead canister shot (.210c), lead round shot (.210d), and Burnside carbine (.210e).

CANISTER SHOT -

One piece of large canister shot is associated with three .58 caliber bullets (.210-.210b), one round lead shot (.210d), and one Burnside carbine (.210e).

BULLET -

One of three bullets of .58 caliber for a rifled musket. They are associated with large lead canister shot (.210c), lead round shot (.210d), and Burnside carbine (.210e).

BULLET -

One of three bullets of .58 caliber for a rifled musket. They are associated with large lead canister shot (.210c), lead round shot (.210d), and Burnside carbine (.210e).

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FLAG -

Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia flag; silk. Variant: rectangular field, no edging on cross. Double-sided. Stars: Thirteen white silk, 5-pointed. Border: 2 1/2 inches gold metallic fringe on 3 sides. Attachment: Tacked/nailed across top. Narrow sleeve on hoist edge may have served as original method of hoist. Unit Designation: "Guibor's Battery" in gold paint on white crescent moon near upper edge, on both sides. Battle Honors: In gold paint, on both sides, "Carthage", "Dry Wood", "Elk Horn", "Oak Hill", "Lexington", "Corinth".

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).

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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).

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Scabbard, Sword -

Metal scabbard with two suspension rings and large drag. For sword (.161) with sword knot (.161b).

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Knot, Sword -

Sword knot of brown leather with fringed leather tassel end and slide. For sword (.161) with scabbard (.161a).

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Hat, Slouch -

Brown wool felt slouch hat with 3 inch brim; left side cocked and held in place with hook and eye (eye missing); embroidered gold thread and sequin palmetto applique applied to left side of brim; double line of stitching running around edge of brim; black and gold thread officer's hatband with acorns; detched black leather sweatband (.173a); no lining.