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Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent   
15 South 7th Street, Phila., PA 19106-2313

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Access to the collection is administered by the Collection Department staff in conjunction with a policy adopted by the Board of Trustees. The Philadelphia History Museum (PHM) makes every effort to grant access to objects in the collection and information about objects in the collection records. Access is provided to the public through exhibition in the museum’s galleries, electronic exhibits via the PHM website, loans to other educational institutions and in printed publications. Access to collections not on exhibit is provided by appointment through the Collection Department during normal business hours.

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Overview
The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent serves Greater Philadelphia by fostering among its citizens and visitors a deeper understanding and appreciation of the city, its historical artifacts and its rich legacy.  Drawing on its premier 100,000 piece collection of objects, paintings, and photographs for exhibitions, programs, and electronic media, the museum's purpose is to educate present generations, especially school children, to learn from the past in ways that enrich their lives and improve their futures.
PHM was founded by City Ordinance in 1938 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia. The effort brought together City officials and preservation leaders to secure the original home of the Franklin Institute at 15 South 7th Street, designed by John Haviland in 1826. A. Atwater Kent, one of the world’s great radio inventors and manufacturers, agreed to save the building on the condition that it be used as a city history museum. Since its founding, PHM has been a partner in the Public History movement, collaborating with academic and cultural organizations to present the history of the city in ways that reflect the daily lives and issues of all Philadelphians.

Civil War Collection   This organization has a rich Civil War collection.

Collection Highlights / Collections of Interest

Home Front/Civilians:

The PHM has a large collection of items related to the Philadelphia Civil War home front. The entries below are a sampling of the types of materials in the collection. For more specific information please contact the museum. 

Artifacts

1. Cruet set used on tables at Refreshment Saloons serving soldiers, also likely used as raffle items to raise funds for saloons. [HSP.T-4-4]
2 . Fashion d oll: Flora McFlimsey with large wardrobe of clothes; dolls like this auctioned at Sanitary Fairs to raise funds for U.S. Sanitary Commission . This Flora was auctioned at the Philadelphia Sanitary Fair. [HSP.T-9.183]
3 . C ommemorative ribbons from the 1864 Sanitary Fair.
4 . Nine medals from Sanitary Fair. In Commemoration of the Great Central Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission Held at Philadelphia, June 1864: We Give Our Wealth for Those Who Give Their Health for Us. [HSP.1904.7a-i]
5 . Set of tin c ups used at Union Volunteer Saloon. [HSP.L-3-5 ]
6 . Chamber set with hand-painted CW scenes c.1860. [
59.4.31]
7 . Pendant small round silver pendant image of GW. On back Great Central Fair 1864. [77.1.700]
8 . War souvenir objects (nails, rope, cards, brick fragments, cartridges, jewelry, etc.) shown or sold at the Sanitary Fair. [88.97.5.1-83]
9. Two p aper dolls in ball dress; net skirt w/artificial flowers, silk & ribbons c.1860. [88.98.703. 1 & 2]
10 . Two tokens, Washington in profile with inscription. [89.97.319.1 & 2]
11 . Chess set of small turned or carved wood pieces representing Union and Confederate armies. .  [89.97.373. ]
12 . Picture hanger from Volunteer Refreshment Saloon with cert. c.1860. (??)
13 . Token from Great Central Fair 1864. [94.3.7107]
1 4. Sash, blue silk w/flat bow & wax doll’s head attached 1864. Worn by women volunteers who sold objects at the Sanitary Fair. [99.97.136]
15 . Token from the Great Sanitary Fair. [1000.2091]
16 . Three brass buttons made into pins, embossed on button is shield of the Sanitary Commission. [01.97.69.1&.2, HSP.1935.48]

Textiles

1. American flag made by women of Hamilton Village (University City area) c.1860 and presented to the Hamilton Rifles. [HSP.R-7-12]
2. Handkerchief with design w/CW flag marked Protection  [HSP.R-9-8]
3. Two Aprons with Union designs and patriotic symbols thought to have been worn by volunteers at Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and a third with a note indicating that it was worn at the Sanitary Fair. [HSP.R-4-1.1&.2, 97.97.22]

Documentary

1. Pamphlet, “List of the Committees of The Great Central Fair for the U. S. Sanitary Commission held in Philadelphia, June 1864” [01.96.789].
2. Pamphlet, “Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings, Statuary etc. of the Art Department in the Great Central Fair” 1864  [01.96.1388].
3. P amphlet, “Spirit of the Fair” with plan of buildings, poems and advertisements... [99.98.79].
4. Poem by Martha Hunter on presenting a lock of George Washington ’s hair to Sanitary Fair. [41.3.1.B].
5. Sheet Music, “Sanitary Fair March,” with image of exhibit buildings. [45.23.17].
6. Autograph, sold to benefit Great Fair [45.34.6.11].
7. Broadside,  “Restaurant Department of the Great Central Fair...Pennsylvania Kitchen,” 1863; including a list of foods to donate request for various types of Pennsylvania foods, "things peculiar to the Kitchens of our State," to be sent to the Fair. [ 56.42.12].
8. Catalog, Philadelphia Sanitary Fair Catalogue & Guide includes the Fair’s Opening Address.
[56.42.13].
9. Menu, “Great Central Fair Restaurant In Aid Of The U.S. Sanitary Commission,” 1864  [88.16.1].
10. Catalog, Furniture, Looking Glass...To Be Sold At The FairBuilding, listing furniture, sewing machines and dec orative arts. [91.98.41]
11. Three catalogs from the Art Department in the Great Central Fair. [91.98.49.A-C]
12. Miniature book, Fanny and her Fair, for the Sanitary Commission c.1866[?]. Multiple copies. [76.6.43.2]
13. Broadside, lists committees for fair; 1864. [93.98.38]
1 4. Notice about Fair Executive Committee. Unbound collection of notices from each department in fair w/committee’s names and info on that section. [99.98.81]
1 5. Four illustrated r eceipts for donations to the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and the Cooper Shop. [.39.19.3, 81.5.17, 94.3.2082, 94.3.2650]
16 . Collection of envelopes (approx. 100)  featuring patriotic themes and political messages. [94.3.4639-4642m 96.98.1146-1254]
17 . Approximately 25 pieces of Sheet Music with titles including, “Abraham’s Tea Party,” “Starved in Prison,” “Volunteer Polka,” and “Peace.” M any illustrated with patriotic scenes and messages. [various accession numbers]
18 . Handwritten letter asking that recipient buy 5 tickets to the big 1864 Fair. [94.3.6746]
19. 16 entries for periodical in 1860s.
20 . Poem found on a bundle of socks sent by a lady in NH to U.S. Hospital at Broad and Cherry Streets. [97.98.2040]
21 . Five Inspection tickets from the Army Clothing and Equipage Office rejecting inadequately made goods [98.98.504-508].
22 . Letter about health of military personnel and need for women to aid soldiers, 1863. [98.98.853]

 

Prints, Drawings, Photographs

1. Print, “Ground Plan Of Buildings Of The Great Central Sanitary Fair,” 1864  by P.S. Duval & Son. [44.87.163 ]
2. Photograph, view of people in doorways, Volunteer Refreshment Saloon c.1860. [56.40.2]
3. Stereograph, view down a decorated hall of the Sanitary Fair. [57.4.2.A]
4. Stereograph, view down decorated section of Fair with cannons. [57.4.2.B]
5. Stereograph,  view down a gallery lined with pictures Sanitary Fair. [57.4.2.C]
6. Map,  “Military Map of Philadelphia 1861-1865,” showing recruitment stations around Philadelphia. [89.98.316]
7 . Photograph, Depot of Philadelphia, Reading & Pottsville RR, General
Hospital U.S. Army . [91.98.23]
8 . 17 small (scrap) engravings, patriotic scenes. [94.3.5704-5721]
9. P hotograph of Union soldier , not identified. [97.98.2396]
10. Print, “Christmas Furlough,” image of a soldiers on Christmas furlough with Santa on Christmas morning by Thomas Nast. [90.98.32]
11 . Photograph of Citizens Volunteer Hospital ambulance. [06.3.63] 

African American Community:

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Francis Schell Drawings. Little is known about the early life and training of Francis H. Schell (1832-1909). As a staff artist for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper Schell followed the Burnside expedition of the Union army. His on-site drawings were turned into dynamic and evocative woodblock prints, and over 200 were published in Leslie’s during the war (as well as in Harper’s Weekly). The museum’s collection is just over 200 drawings and prints. [59.18.4.1-.207]

1. Drawing of runaway slaves in pay of Union Army stopping along Mississippi.
2. Drawing of African American troops and new recruits from plantations of Louisiana.
3. Pencil drawing of Hancock on horseback, crowds in street; in background jail which held John Brown.
4. Drawing in pencil of African American servant of Union General Butler cleaning boots.
5. Pencil drawing of people listening to music in barn, foreground, African American background Union soldiers.
6. Drawing, night on the Levee Road below New Orleans.

Artifacts and Paintings

Material related to John Brown.
1. Coffin fragment. [HSP.Q-5-8]
2. Pike used at Harper’s Ferry. [HSP.1000.855].
3. Portrait of John Brown by David Bustill Bower. [HSP.1955.1]
4. Handcuff worn by Brown in prison and then sent to Philadelphia to be sold at the Sanitary Fair. [HSP.1000.970]

Restraint items possibly used on slaves during 1800s.
1. Slave harness.  [HSP.1000.1214]
2. Pair of wrought iron shackles c.1800. [HSP.1000.1200]
3. Shackle. [HSP.1000.952].

Textiles

1. Confederate recruiting flag [ HSP.R-7-8]

Medical Contribution:

Artifacts

1. Chain, possibly a watch chain made by wounded CW soldier in hospital at Broad and Cherry Streets. [HSP.Q-5-19]
2. Four rings made by soldiers recovering in Philadelphia hospitals. [HSP.T-9-32.1-.4]
3. Surgeon’s case with tools belonged to Dr. Lavington Quick. [HSP.1000.901A-G]
4. Kepi belonged to Dr. Lavington Quick. [HSP.D-1-5]
5. Shoulder bars (or strap/military patch) belonged to Dr. Lavington Quick. [HSP.1917.15.1&.2]

Documentary

1. Book, Rules and Special Orders of the Mower United States Army GeneralHospital 1865 [01.96.565].
2. Letter, handwritten thank-you on lined Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon & Hospital letterhead; July 4, 1863. [94.3.6420].
3. Two handbills with images of Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and hospital c.1860. [94.98.331.1 & 2]
4. Letter from the C itizens Volunteer Hospital, Philadelphia about packages that were received
and a visit. Receipt for items donated to the hospital relates to Sanitation Commission letters. [98.98.889.A & B] .
5. Envelope “soldier’s letter.” Printed, “Chaplain, U.S.A. Gen. Hosp. Broad & Cherry” 1863. [96.98.1239]
6. Receipt for donations, 1863, image of an amputee receiving a gift. [94.3.2650]
7. Broadside, Health Rules Seal of PA.  [39.19.2-.3]
8. Broadside, “Grand Military Encampment! The Battalion” ''National Guards,” June 29, 1860. [39.19.1]

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

1. Color print of hospital interior w/patient and nurse, 1860 . [88.98.443]
2. Photographs with view of the exterior of hospital and kitchen, 1862. [57.8.16.1 & 2]
3. Photograph of Phila , Reading & Pottsville RR Depot, Gen’l. Hospital U.S. Army 1862. [91.98.23]

Militaria and Diaries:

Artifacts

  1. 14 swords, commissioned and non-commissioned. [Various accession numbers]
  2. Plaque for Sgt. H.W.Cadwallader, 183rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. [95.42.3]
  3. 11 military rifles. [various accession numbers] .
  4. Canteen, Civil War bulls-eye. [60.18.10]
  5. Four cavalry sabers. [various accession numbers]
  6. Three pair of uniform gloves . [61.3.1-3]
  7. Hat, Army Corp of Engineers. [ 87.99.43]
  8. Five military drums. [Various accession numbers]
  9. Coronet, m anufactured by Isaac Fiske. [42.7.1]

Prints, Drawings, Photographs, and Ephemera:

1. Database lists about 200 illustrated pages from Harper’s Weekly, likely that most have battle theme, but not necessarily Philadelphia-related.
2. Print, Battle of Gettysburg. [61.2.1]
3. Envelope, with image of a hot-air balloon on left side. Balloon says “Professor Lowes Union Balloon;” aerial reconnaissance. [88.98.432]
4. Poster, satirical of Confederacy’s demise. [97.98.887]
5. Print, McClellan in uniform, Currier & Ives. [ 88.98.483].
6. Certificates for pay, payrolls, and passports of Union soldiers, many from
Philadelphia . [Various accession numbers]
7 . Print, Citizens Volunteer Hospital. [ 54.3.2]
8. E nvelopes with patriotic themes, mostly pro-Union series. [96.98.1146-1241 ]
9. Cartes-de-visite, approximately 35; includes Gens. Meade, Reynolds, and Confederates like R.E. Lee, etc.
1 0. Photograph, State House yard showing CW encampment, well dressed African American man in center, 1862. [89.98.296]
11 . Photograph, O fficers of 114th Regt., Collis’ Zouaves. [42.3.7]
12. Photograph, three   Confederate prisoners on Baltimore Pike, enlargement of Brady photo. [57.21.1]
13. Series of CW prints, some Phila.-related, others not, various subjects. [58.36.6-19]

 

Documentary

  1. L etters written from a soldier from various camps. [44.86.16.1-35].
  2. Ten m uster rolls . [Various accession numbers]
  3. 21 various Certificates, P assports, P ay R olls . [Various accession numbers]
  4. Series of letters from Camp Birney and others; broadside, Rebellion
  5. Battle Roll. [58.57.1]
  6. Broadside, proclamation about defense of Philadelphia; June16, 1863. [ 63.20.1]
  7. Broadside, Light Cavalry recruitment. [88.98.447]
  8. Broadside, recruiting for Col. Birney’s Zouave Regiment, 6th Street below Chestnut. [48.29.2]
  9. Broadside, Major Gen. Cadwalader’ s statement to Phila. about rebel advancement in 1864. [56.42.1]

Artifacts

1. Sword and scabbard model 1850, used by Maj. Richard Lewis Ashhurst. [HSP.P-3-4]
2. Bowie knife and scabbard found on the body of a Confederate soldier at the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing. [HSP.P-6-6. A & B]
3. Sword, n on-regulation high-grade officer’s sword and scabbard. [HSP.P-7-12 A &B ]
4. Holster, strap. Belonged to Christian Kneas, 2nd Lieut., Company G, 8th Regiment PA Vols. Cavalry, 1861. [HSP.Q-3-106,C]
5 . Taper, camp candle used by Capt. Elliot. [HSP.A-1-71]
6 . Mug taken from house of Gov. Wise of Virginia during war. [HSP.G-1-]
7 . Repeating r ifle M1866 Winchester. Poor Condition. [HSP.P-4-3]
8. Carbine and rifle owned by Capt. F. Keffer. [HSP.P-4-10 & 11]
9. Four sets of epaulets, some with boxes. [Various accession numbers]
10. R evolver , Colt, belonged to Christian Kneass, 2nd Lieut. Co. G. '8' Reg. PA Vol. Cav. 1861. [HSP.Q-3-10.A]
11. Five sets of spurs. [Various accession numbers]
12 . Eating utensils: knife and fork, knife and holder, plus cup with case belonging to Dr. Lavington Quick. [HSP.Q-5-48, 54, 55, & 57]
13. Two c artridge c ontainers. [55.17.3 & HSP.Q-6-5]
14. B elt, belonging to member of Washington Grays. [HSP.Q-6-8]
15 . Belt, federal officer’s sword belt worn by Gen. A.A. Humphreys . [HSP.Q-6-11]
16 . Pocket mirror carried by Gen. Galusha Pennypacker. [HSP.R-10-11]
17 . Pocket knife carried by an officer. [R-10-41]
18 . Draft drum, metal drum/draft-wheel on wooden platform used in 1st and 2nd districts. [HSP.X-49]
19 . Field desk used by Gen A.A. Humphreys. [HSP.X-140]
20 . Sword and scabbard from commander of the USS Constellation. [HSP.P-7-11. A & B]
21 . Three pins with military insignia. [various accession numbers]
22 . Traveling dining case belonging to Surgeon Brevette Brigadier Caleb Horno r. Includes two spoons, fork, knife, corkscrew, and ivory salt & pepper shakers.  [HSP.1986.144.1-8]
2 3 . Print on silk of W.T. Sherman. [HSP.1992.24]

Textiles and Costume

1. Several U.S. flags, one is Grand Union Flag. [Various accession numbers]
2. Three shakos of Washington Grays 103rd Engineers. [Various accession numbers]
3. Kepi, general officer’s kepi (hat) belonged to Dr. Lavington Quick . [HSP.D-1-5]
4 . Hat, naval bicorn worn by Dr. Charles Pile. [HSP.D-1-8]
5. Chapeau de Bras of Gen. A.A. Humphreys, with hat box, Corp of Engineers.
[HSP.D-1-13.1 & 2]
6. Banner with red border on top, lettering in gold. Humphreys. [HSP.R-4-23]
7 . Military coat, belonged to Gen. Humphreys. [HSP.R-5-26]
8. Uniform dress coat worn by Dr. Charles Pile who died during the war. [R-5-27]
9 . Cavalry flag 12th PA Volunteers, framed. [HSP.R-8-3]
1 0. Three bandolier sashes, one belonging to Gen A.A. Humphreys. [HSP.R-9-81]
11 . Flag, camp headquarters flag, triangular, head of Brookes’ Brigade. [HSP.X-197-6]
12 . Flag, t riangular flag, also Brookes’ Brigade carried at Gettysburg, has enemy bullet holes. [HSP.X-197-7]
13 . Four uniform straps . [HSP.1000.1292.1 &2  HSP.1919.28.1 & 2]
14 . Set of officers’ hat cords. [HSP.1000.1295]
15 . Brush, clothing of Capt. Gulager. [HSP.1966.47 ]
16 . Jacket, navy blue with brass buttons. [HSP.1970.9.1]

Documentary
1. Relief map of Gettysburg and table made by General H.S. Huidekoper, p robably in the 1870s. [ HSP.X-169]

Lincoln in Philadelphia:

Artifact and Textiles

1. Hat worn by AL 1861 on passage from Harrisburg to Washington, D.C.
Note: an account of trip is in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania manuscript collection under Felton, Pres ident of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore Rail Road. [HSP.D-1-10]
2. Life mask of AL cast by Leonard W. Volk. [HSP.D-2-5].
3. Plaster and bronze casts of AL hands by Leonard W. Volk. [HSP.D-2-11A&B, HSP.Q-5-61A&B ]
4. Model, architectural, of AL log-cabin birthplace. [HSP.L-5-6].
5. Lock of AL’s h air in wood frame. [HSP.Q-4-11]
6. Wreath framed from AL mourning (several). [HSP.Q-4-16, HSP.Q-4-21]
7. Piece of pall that covered AL’s coffin as it lay in White House. [HSP.Q-4-20]
8. Banner for Lincoln and Johnson. [HSP.R-4-6 2]
9. Watch case with note linking it to AL funeral. [HSP.R-9-138]
10. Banner with AL portrait, Mercantile Tariff Club carried in AL procession 1860. [HSP.X-197-2]
11. Fragment of b lack cloth covering for AL’s hearse. [HSP.1000.347]
12. Ten commemorative medals, plates, tokens, relating to AL. [Various accession numbers]
13. Series of ribbons and badges. N ote one with AL, Garfield, and Grant. [HSP.1000.659.1] and others used i n the McKinley campaign.
14. Badge with AL image, 1880. [HSP.1000.956.8]
15. Series of commemorative coins and badges with AL profile and face. Gen. Burnside mourning badge red w/ photos of Washington, AL, Gen. Burnside. [Various accession numbers]
16. AL mourning badges [HSP. 1000.1855.2-12] . Good information on HSP.1000. 1856  worn on apron of woman who was VP of  Soldiers and Aid Society, and on HSP.1978.84 worn after assassination of AL. [Various accession numbers]
17. Flag said to have been AL’s coffin and McKinley’s. [HSP.1986.142]
18. Bust of AL by Max Bachman . [HSP.1987.307]
19. Relief sculpture of AL. [90.36.70]
20. AL painting, copy from another source. [ 77.1.100]

Documentary

1. Magazine page, ill. of AL hoisting flag at Independence Hall. [03.2.211]
2 . Poem, AL by Louise Upham. 77.1.2709]
3 . Poster, The Gettysburg Address. [88.98.740]
4 . Booklet, The Life and Martyrdom of AL. [93.98.220]
5 . Lecture, Life of AL by Richard Hoffner. [97.98.1313]
6 . Poem, “Lines on AL Birthday” 1909 .  [40.40.23.1]
7 . Sheet music, “Toll the Bell Mournfully,” AL. [94.3.5407]
8. Book, The Wanamaker Primer on AL. [94.3.4023]

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

  1. Print, AL by Fisher, Adler & Schwartz. [88.98.398]
  2. Print, AL by H. Stueler . [91.98.25.13]
  3. Print, AL by W. Marshall. [40.44.1]
  4. Print, AL with wife and family, 1864. Hohenstein. [56.51.1]

Legacy:

Documentary

  1. Atlas pages showing military equipment, flags and methods of transportation. [88.98.743.1-3]
  2. Atlas page to accompany the official records of Union and Confederate armies, shows military dress. [89.98.166]
  3. Atlas page showing separation between Union and Confederate states. [89.98.168]
  4. Postcards, series of commemorative postcards. [91.68.2.455-458]
  5. Ticket printed over GAR medal and impressed seal: Post 21, 1879. [94.3.4805]
  6. Souvenir card, b/w lithograph of soldiers at campfire flanked by GAR medal and dated keystone. [94.3.4806]
  7. Invitation card form filled out in faded ink details Union C lub’s articles of association. [94.3.4807]
  8. Invitation to GAR event. Reception / State Fencibles Battalion ... for gentlemen and 2 ladies. [94.3.4899]
  9. Information card, Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, with image of large building, train on right, marching ranks. [94.3.5153]
  10. Several songs: one describes 23rd Penna. brave action 1862; one for returned heroes etc. [97.98.1414-1419 ]
  11. Announcement of a share in the battlefield of Gettysburg by the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association: correspondence, preamble, and resolutions. [98.98.295]
  12. Roster of names, rank, enlistment, base of operations etc. [ 98.98.295 ]
  13. Business card describing agents useful for adjustments and collection of claims against the U.S. or any state government. [98.98.294]
  14. Booklet: souvenir of GAR’s 33rd encampment, 1899 Phila. [94.3.4015]
  15. Music book for use of school students singing for the great encampment, 1899. [94.3.4388]
  16. Series of books and pamphlets on the Civil War. [01.96.156-, pamphlets 01.96.626-629]
  17. Letter, claim for widow’s pension by Sarah M. Hartman, wife of William, Private
    in  93rd Reg. PA. [58.31.6] Also receipt for soldier’s clothing. [58.31.2]

Artifacts and Costume

1.13 commemorative medals used by veterans’ groups. [Various accession numbers]
2. Sword and scabbard presented to Col. F. Bennett after the war. [HSP.P-3-10]
3. Presentation sword and scabbard given to Major Gen. Birney. [HSP.P-3-5. A & B]
4. Presentation sword and scabbard to Major Gen. George Meade, set with gemstones, with tassel section. [HSP.P-6-7.A & B]
5. Presentation sword and scabbard to Gen. George McCall with tassel section. [HSP.P-7-10. A & B]
6. Presentation sword and scabbard to Major Gen. A.A. Humphreys. [HSP.P-7-9.A & B]
7. Two keys from Fortress Monroe f rom the cell of J. Davis. [HSP.M-5-2.A & B] Also key to Libby Prison. [HSP.M-5-24]
8. One bookmark / badge. [HSP.1000.658.23]
9. 32 reunion badges. [various accession numbers]
10. 34 uniform buttons; can be viewed as strictly battle related and/or as legacy since they seemed to have been saved in large numbers and put in collections to secure the CW’s legacy and that of individual soldiers. [Various accession numbers.]
11. Baton belonging to Maj. Gen. Sickles made from wood from a tree at Battle of Gettysburg. [HSP.B-1-28]
13. Gavel with plaque made from wood from Libby Prison and Battlefield of Seven Pines. [ HSP.A-1-13]
14 . Flag, linen w/colored eagle on cannons over U.S. flag and seal of GAR. [60.30.11]
15 . Souvenir, yellow cellulose 1899, solider kneeling w/bayonet. [94.3.4702]
16 . Commemorative medal pin, eagle over crossed canon above cannon balls from which is suspended American flag w/13 star GAR. [95.42.1]
17 . Commemorative spoon w/seal GAR view of Independence Hall in bowl. [97.38.1]
18 . P laying cards, no date [ 46.40.9.A-H]
19 . Wooden box case w/glass lid holds coll. of CW war souvenirs, each with handwritten labels. [42.18.3]
20. Musket ball, CW era Minié from Long’s Museum. [45.58.70]
21 . Musket ball, with description on envelope. [45.58.71.A-B]
22 . Album, accordion-folded book, generals and battles. [58.31.14]
23 . Pin, copper, embossed head of Liberty with 1863 note from Democrats who opposed CW policy of AL, no date. [77.1.2522]
24 . Series of 47 small items: wood, miniature cork, brick fragment, rope, all considered souvenir items from CW. [88.97.5.1-47]
25 . Child’s sword, scabbard, sword belt; no clear date. [88.97.185.1-3 ]
26 . Two wood Fragments, found at Gettysburg . [HSP. B-1-50 & 51]

Prints, Drawing, Photographs

1 . Photograph, 1899 Camp Jos. A. Sexton Belmont, Fairmount Park during the national encampment of GAR; carriage, people, tents. [87.35.980]
2 . Photo graph, ceremonial gate with flags, GAR, maybe end of Broad Street. [88.44.10]
3 . Photograph, 1899, North Broad Street festooned w/flags for encampment. [94.3.8492]
4 . Poster w/list of Company D 55th Regiment PA Vols., color print w/images of war and peace, going-away scene, dream scene, coming home, similar to the painting Soldier’s Dream. [58.31.10]

Paintings

Battle Scene, F. Burgcoe or F. Briscoe. [42.45.7]
Soldier's Dream, unknown artist. [60.50.3]
[ Dupoceau?] Passing the Forts at Mobile, unknown artist. [77.1.1062]
Farragut Passing the Forts Below New Orleans, Xanthus Smith. [77.1.696]
Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888), Thomas B. Read. [HSP.1892.3]
William Alexis Stone (1846-1920), J. Beck. [HSP.1904.3]
George Gordon Meade (1815-1872), J. Beck. [HSP.1904.6]
Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886), J. Beck. [HSP.1905.8]
Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (1818-1883), J. Beck. [HSP.1906.2]
George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), J. Beck. [HSP.1906.7]
George Cadwalader (1806-1879), J. Beck. [HSP.1906.8]
Naval Engagement Between the Monitor and the Merrimac, James Hamilton. [HSP.1930.1]
Battle of Fredericksburg, Frederic Cavada. [HSP.1930.2]
Columbia’s Night Watch, Augustus G. Heaton. [HSP.1868.1]

 


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