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Samuel Adams Papers

Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Names:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Medical notes
Letters (correspondence)
Compact discs
Place:
Fredericksburg (Va.)
Gettysburg (Pa.)
Antietam (Md.)
Date:
1862-1933
bulk 1862-1865
Summary:
The Samuel Adams Papers document a surgeon's perspective on several major battles and events occurring during the United States Civil War.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is divided into four series and includes letters and other papers of the Civil War surgeon Samuel Adams, as well as two CDs containing scans of the letters and transcriptions, and other documentation. The letters were sent to Adams's family and were written from the sites of major battles of the Civil War, including Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. One letter mentions Lincoln's assassination. The collection contains medical papers written by Adams, a military pass, and a list of "maxims" written by Adams's body servant, WIlliam. Additionally, genealogical information connecting the collection donor to Samuel Adams, transcriptions of all handwritten documentation, and a copy of Grandfather to Grandson, which is a collection of letters written by the donor's great-grandfather during the Great Depression, are included.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Supplemental Documentation, 1862-1933, undated

Series 2: Civil War Letters, 1862-1865 (bulk 1862-1863)

Series 3: Medical Papers, undated

Series 4: Miscellaneous Documents, 1861 July 16, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Adams was born in Maine around 1839, and was a surgeon for the Union Army during the United States Civil War. Adams enlisted on April 16, 1862 as an assistant surgeon, and was commissioned into the U.S. Army Medical Staff as part of the regular Army. Adams received two promotions by brevet during the war to Captain and then to Major. He was present during the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg, and died of yellow fever on September 9,1867 in Galveston, Texas.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert K. Hollingsworth on September 26, 2013.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Antietam, Battle of, Md.,1862  Search this
Assassinations  Search this
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863  Search this
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va.,1862  Search this
Civil war -- United States  Search this
Surgeons -- United States  Search this
Medical sciences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Medical notes
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Compact discs
Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1310
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Samuel Adams Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1310
Additional Online Media:

The Gettysburg campaign : a study in command / Edwin B. Coddington

Author:
Coddington, Edwin B. 1905-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 866 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
1968
1983, c1968
Topic:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863  Search this
Call number:
E475.53 .C66 1983
E475.53.C66 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_359094

Strong Vincent's Sword

Associated person:
Vincent, Strong  Search this
Maker:
William H. Horstmann & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 37 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 94.615 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
sword
Used:
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
Credit Line:
Elizabeth Carter Vincent
ID Number:
AF.14438
Catalog number:
14438
Accession number:
55740
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
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Exhibition:
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_440590

Painted Canteen

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
cork (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22.5 cm x 16.8 cm x 6.5 cm; 8 27/32 in x 6 5/8 in x 2 9/16 in
Object Name:
canteen
Used:
United States: Pennsylvania
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
Credit Line:
Estate of Stephen Earl Hagerman
ID Number:
1996.0340.01
Accession number:
1996.0340
Catalog number:
1996.0340.01
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Exhibition:
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_687129

Cultural landscape report for Gettysburg National Military Park / prepared by Timothy W. Layton [and three others]

Author:
Layton, Timothy W (Timothy William) 1974-  Search this
Issuing body:
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : illustrations, maps (some fold out) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park (Pa.)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Landscape assessment  Search this
Landscape protection  Search this
Landscape architecture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863  Search this
Management  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106680

Battle of Gettysburg Lithograph

Maker:
Kurz & Allison-Art Studio  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 1/4 in x 28 1/4 in; 56.515 cm x 71.755 cm
Object Name:
print
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Associated Place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
Date made:
1884
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
ID Number:
AF.65353M
Accession number:
226765
Catalog number:
65353M
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Art
Military
ThinkFinity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1301372

Grand Army of the Republic Medal and Ribbon Device

Associated institution:
Grand Army of the Republic  Search this
Physical Description:
cloth (suspension ribbon material)
metal (pendant material)
Object Name:
badge
Associated place:
United States: Pennsylvania
Associated date:
1883
Related event:
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
ID Number:
AF.58263M
Catalog number:
58263M
Accession number:
210127
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
ThinkFinity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_420395

Confederate Battle Flag

Physical Description:
wool (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 48 in; 121.92 cm x 121.92 cm
Object Name:
flag
Associated place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
Date made:
1861
Associated date:
1863-07-02
Subject:
Flags  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
ID Number:
AF.59858M
Catalog number:
59858M
Accession number:
219818
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
ThinkFinity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_439645

Cavalry Officer's Saber

Associated person:
Hoffman, Gustav  Search this
Measurements:
overall, scabbard: 1 in x 2 3/4 in x 33 7/8 in; 2.54 cm x 6.985 cm x 86.0425 cm
overall, saber: 3 7/8 in x 5 in x 37 in; 9.8425 cm x 12.7 cm x 93.98 cm
Object Name:
Sword
saber
Place made:
Europe
Associated date:
1861 - 1865
Related event:
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
ID Number:
AF.40929
Catalog number:
40929
Accession number:
146693
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_440623

The Fight for the Colors, 1985

Artist:
Troiani, Don  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 65 cm; x 25 9/16 in
Object Name:
Print
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Stamford
Associated place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
Date made:
1985
Related event:
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
ID Number:
1992.3193.17
Catalog number:
1992.3193.17
Nonaccession number:
1992.3193
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1114201

Retreat By Recoil, 1992

Depicted:
9th Massachusetts Battery  Search this
Artist:
Troiani, Don  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 62 cm x 78.8 cm; 24 7/16 in x 31 in
Object Name:
Print
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Stamford
Associated place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
Date made:
1992
Associated dates:
1863 07 02 / 1863 07 02
Related event:
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
ID Number:
1992.3193.29
Catalog number:
1992.3193.29
Nonaccession number:
1992.3193
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1114345

Band of Brothers, nd

Maker:
Historical Art Prints  Search this
Artist:
Troiani, Donald  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
pencil (overall material)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
image dimensions: 51 cm x 68 cm; 20 1/16 in x 26 3/4 in
Object Name:
Print
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Southbury
United States: Connecticut, Southbury
Associated place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
Date made:
1993
1993
Associated dates:
1863 07 03 / 1863 07 03
Related event:
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
ID Number:
1994.3027.01
Catalog number:
1994.3027.01
Nonaccession number:
1994.3027
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1161621

The High Water Mark, nd

Maker:
Historical Art Prints  Search this
Artist:
Troiani, Donald  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
pencil (overall material)
grey (overall color)
brown (overall color)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
lithograph (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 62.5 cm x 78.5 cm; 24 5/8 in x 30 7/8 in
Object Name:
Print
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Southbury
United States: Connecticut, Southbury
Associated place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
Date made:
1994
1994
Associated dates:
1863 07 03 / 1863 07 03
Related event:
Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  Search this
ID Number:
1994.3112.01
Catalog number:
1994.3112.01
Nonaccession number:
1994.3112
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170482

Mark Bradford : Pickett's charge inspires Hirshhorn-Howard collaboration / Evelyn C. Hankins

Author:
Hankins, Evelyn Carol  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Bradford, Mark 1961-- Pickett's Charge  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2017
Topic:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, in art  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094867

The attack and defense of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 / by Oliver Willcox Norton

Author:
Norton, Oliver Wilcox 1839-1920  Search this
Physical description:
350 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
United States
Date:
1992
1913
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863  Search this
History  Search this
Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
E475.53 .N886 1992
E475.53.N886 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444512

Strong Vincent and his brigade at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. Oliver W. Norton

Author:
Norton, Oliver Wilcox 1839-1920  Search this
Subject:
Vincent, Strong 1837-1863  Search this
Physical description:
57 p. ill. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1909
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863  Search this
History  Search this
Regimental histories  Search this
Vincent's brigade  Search this
Call number:
E475.53 .N886 1909
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462553

Sighting the Enemy, (sculpture)

Title:
General Custer Monument, (sculpture)
George Armstrong Custer, (sculpture)
Custer Statue, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Potter, Edward Clark 1857-1923  Search this
Fabricator:
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Contractor:
John Swenson Granite Company  Search this
Maurer Bros.  Search this
Architectural firm:
Hunt & Hunt  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George Armstrong  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Concord granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Monroe Parks & Recreation City Hall, First Street Monroe Michigan
Located Monroe & Elm Streets Monroe Michigan
Date:
Commissioned Feb. 21, 1908. 1909. Dedicated June 4, 1910. Relocated and rededicated Sept. 3, 1955
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
History--United States--Battle of Gettysburg  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Occupation--Military--Major General  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76009897
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_21583

Preparatory Sketch for Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, (painting)

Painter:
Rothermel, Peter Frederick 1812-1895  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 64.450
Date:
Ca. 1871
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
History--United States--Battle of Gettysburg  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Architecture exterior--Military--Battlefield  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20490168
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_263959

40th New York Infantry Monument, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Barr, R. D.  Search this
Fabricator:
Smith Granite Company  Search this
Medium:
Monument: granite with bronze adornment; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park 97 Taneytown Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Located Gettysburg National Military Park Plum Run Valley, west of Little Round Top Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated July 2, 1888
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
History--United States--New York  Search this
Emblem--Seal  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Object--Tool--Scale  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Justice  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
History--United States--Battle of Gettysburg  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001959
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344269

62nd New York Infantry Monument, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Pickett, Byron M.  Search this
Fabricator:
Power, Maurice J. 1838-1902  Search this
Medium:
Monument: granite with bronze adornment; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park 97 Taneytown Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Located Gettysburg National Military Park Althoff Lane & Weikert Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated July 2, 1888
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
History--United States--New York  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Object--Weapon--Cannon  Search this
Emblem--Seal  Search this
History--United States--Battle of Gettysburg  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001960
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344270

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