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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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Pattern: Army of Tennessee battle flag; wool and cotton. Conserved. Stars: Four remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed. Border: None. Attachment: Fabric ties; 3 remaining. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: Stenciled in black ink, very faded, "NEW HOPE.", "VICKSBURG.", "PERRYVILLE.", "JONESBORO.", "BAKERS CREEK."

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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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Pattern: First National flag; wool, cotton. Stars: Eleven white, cotton, 5-pointed. Border: 2 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge. Attachment: Sleeve; rope and toggle. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None.

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Wood -

Piece of pine firewood. One end is splintered/broken, the other end is pointed, and darker than the other end. Some portions of a mostly-illegible inked inscription read, "Piece…where…"

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Pistol -

Single-shot underhammer pistol; approx. .31 cal.; 6" octogonal barrel; walnut grip.

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Box, Cartridge -

U.S. Model 1855 cartridge box: black leather with double flap, 2 japanned buckles; brass finial. Attached to leather shoulder strap. Contents of the cartridge box include one small wooden dowel (45a), an iron rod (45b), an Eley Brothers cap tin (45c), and some wadding.



Three-band Barnett Enfield pattern rifle musket, marked "Barnett/London" on the lock and "PV" with a crown on the breech.

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Canteen -

U.S. Model 1858 tin smooth side canteen with steel spout, blue cover, and leather strap. The name "C. Palfrey, C.S.A." is cross-stitched in red thread on one side of the canteen, First National Confederate Flag is embroidered on the other; the same red thread surrounds the perimeter of the canteen, as though joining the front and back sides of the blue cover. The leather strap has a metal buckle. No stopper in spout.

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Pattern: First National flag; cotton, silk. Stars: Eleven total; ten 6-pointed stars, one 5-pointed star. Border: None. Attachment: 2 3/4-inch sleeve. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None.

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Fez of blue wool felt with a blue wool yarn tassel.


Sash of red silk net with tassles.

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Model 1840 U. S. Non-commissioned Officer's Sword: straight, single-edged blade with single fuller; brass hilt with integral grip, rounded guard and counter-guard; obverse ricasso stamped "Philadelphia" reverse ricasso "[Ho]rstmann/& Sons"; counter-guard near blade stamped "59". Leather scabbard (.46a) with brass mounts.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Leather scabbard with brass mounts. For sword (.46).

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Pattern: Miniature First National flag; silk. Stars: Seven embroidered, yellow, 5-pointed. Border: None. Attachment: Sleeve. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None.

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Razor: Steel bladed straight-edge razor (.2a) with wooden guard into which the blade folds. The guard also functions as the handle and has a slight curve to it. A small white rectangular sticker is affixed to one side of the guard. It has "Mis / 1-21-64" handwritten in blue ink on it. On the neck of the blade is stamped "Moulson Brothers / X LNT / I Works / _I Works She__iel_ [Sheffield]".

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Case, Razor -

Razor Case: hardened leather with embossed flower on one side. Two embossed line border runs parallel to the edge on both sides. The case is wider at the top and narrows slightly toward the base. A leather insert extends beyond the edge of the red leather covering; this helped guide and secure the cap. It appears that the top half, or cap, of the case is missing. On inside in a small white rectangular sticker label. On it is "Mis / 1-21-64" handwritten in blue ink.

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Compass: of brass, with a glass crystal and steel pin. With case (b) of leather with a velvet liner and brass clasp.

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Case, Compass -

Compass case of leather with a velvet liner and brass clasp. For compass (a) of brass, with a glass crystal and steel pin.



A silver tip nib pen with a chased floral design on the barrel. It has two pieces: a blunt tip (.43a) and a nib pen (.43).