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Object Name BUCKTAIL
Catalog Number 0985.06.00017
Description The bucktail is an untanned piece of animal hide. The fur is fragile and shedding from the hide.
Dimensions L-12 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Owner Regiment 1st Pennsylvania, Co. F, "Pennsylvania Bucktail Rifles"
1st Maryland Infantry
Event Battle of Harrisonburg
Provenance The bucktail was the insignia of the 1st Pennsylvania, Co. F, "Pennsylvania Bucktail Rifles." A copy of the Famous Bucktail Order reads "June 12, 1862--Order 30--In commemoration of the gallant conduct of the First Maryland [Infantry] on the 6th of June, when, led by Col. Bradley T. Johnson, they drove back with loss the Pennsylvania Bucktail Rifles in the engagement near Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Va, authority is given to have one of the captured Bucktails (The insignia of the Federal unit) appended to the color staff of the 1st Maryland [Infantry] --By order of Maj. Gen. Com. James Barbour."
People Johnson, Bradley Tyler
Barbour, James
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Battle of Harrisonburg
Subjects captures