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Image of Oath, Allegiance - 2016.020.00002

Oath, Allegiance - 2016.020.00002

Blank, handwritten copy of the Oath of Allegiance. Appears to have been hand-copied by Lieutenant Francis Whitaker.

Image of Letter - 2016.020.00004

Letter - 2016.020.00004

Letter written to "Darling Brother" by Mrs. M. H. Harrington, from Jamestown and dated April 16th, 1865 General letter about sending copies of daguerreotype of Father and brother, as well as money for stamps. She admonishes him for wanting to be released from his promise to visit her as she thinks he is doing so only to avoid her from trying to change his mind from certain views, as well as endure criticism from the locals. Relates a story of a local friend who married and moved South before the war and subsequently returned without recriminations to re-assure her brother.

Image of Letter - 2016.020.00005

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.

Image of Diary - 2016.020.00007

Diary - 2016.020.00007

Diary of Francis R. Whitaker 1864-1865 First few pages have the sunrise and sunset times from April 18, 1864 through June 30, 1864. Followed by 2 pages of List of expenses since Nov 15th, 1864; list titles; a poem titled "My Mother's Death" by Freeling N. Cole; poem titled "Angel Mother, I am Dreaming" by Francis Don Carlos; Poem titled "After the Battle" by Tom Moore; list of expenses; various poems, roster of the Stonewall Brigade, and various names with either addresses or unit affilliation. Includes various entries regarding his imprisonment at Fort Delaware, such as songs composed and sung by the musical company. Some pages appear to have a child's pencil 'doodlings'.

Photocopy - JEBS-47

J. E. B. Stuart to Flora Cooke Stuart, February 8, 1864 Physical Appearance: The letter (autographed, signed) is a photocopy of the original to his wife Flora, dated February 8, 1864. Stuart tells her of a cavalry engagement near Morton's Ford, Virginia, as well as his fondess for "society and the ladies." He also includes his opinion on the will and ability of the army. (See "Letter of J. E. B. Stuart," 369-372.)

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. Some of the threads are permanently creased giving an overall unkept appearance. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. Some of the threads are permanently creased giving an overall unkept appearance. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Image of Dressing

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. Some of the threads are permanently creased giving an overall unkept appearance. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Image of Dressing

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. Some of the threads are permanently creased giving an overall unkept appearance. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Image of Dressing

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. Some of the threads are permanently creased giving an overall wavy appearance. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Image of Dressing

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. Some of the threads are permanently creased giving an overall unkept appearance. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Image of Dressing

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie, consists of forty-two hanks of tissue wrapped lengths of linen thread. Four bundles Note: All hanks need to be individually catalogued and numbered, when all loaned pieces return. CMW 4/25/12

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. Some of the threads are permanently creased giving an overall unkept appearance. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. Some of the threads are permanently creased giving an overall unkept appearance. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.

Dressing -

Surgical lint / dressing cotton / charpie: ecru bundle of linen thread. Tied in the middle with additional linen threads. One of forty-two hanks of linen thread.