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United States Belt Plate

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 8.89 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
belt plate
Found at:
United States: Virginia, Winchester
Associated date:
1861 - 1862
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
Credit Line:
W. B. Entwisle
ID Number:
AF.202755
Catalog number:
202755
Accession number:
35091
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
ThinkFinity
Exhibition:
"The Price of Freedom: Americans at War"
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_439651

United States Civil War Portrait Album

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
leather (overall material)
purple (overall color)
Measurements:
open: 11 7/8 in x 17 5/8 in x 1 13/32 in; 30.1625 cm x 44.7675 cm x 3.556 cm
closed: 11 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 30.1625 cm x 22.225 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
album
Place assembled:
Switzerland
Date made:
1861-1864
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
PG.71.62
Catalog number:
71.62
Accession number:
302789
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Civil War
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1329742
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United States Colored Troops Flag

Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 72 in x 78 in; 182.88 cm x 198.12 cm
overall, maximum (exhibit or expanded): 87 1/2 in x 89 5/8 in x 3 in; 222.25 cm x 227.6475 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 8 ft x 8 ft; 2.4384 m x 2.4384 m
Object Name:
flag
Used in:
United States: Louisiana
Date made:
ca 1864
Subject:
Flags  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0379.01
Accession number:
1982.0379
Catalog number:
1982.0379.01
See more items in:
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
ThinkFinity
Exhibition:
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1301426

Powers (W. C.) Helicopter (1862), Model; Wars and Conflicts, American Civil War (1861-1865). [photograph]

Photographer:
Paul E. Garber, National Air Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1930s to 1950s
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00082176
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_370400

Powers (W. C.) Helicopter (1862), Drawing; Wars and Conflicts, American Civil War (1861-1865). [photograph]

Photographer:
W. C. Powers  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1862
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Local number:
NASM-7A37481
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Powers Bomber
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_370401

Albumen print of 23rd United States Colored Troops (USCT) Officers

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
23rd U.S. Colored Infantry, American, 1863 - 1865  Search this
Medium:
albumen and silver on paper, ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 18 × 14 in. (45.7 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
portraits
Date:
1863-1865
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2015.222.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.222.6
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United States National 34-Star Flag

Physical Description:
bunting (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 1/2 in x 51 in; 80.01 cm x 129.54 cm
overall: 2 5/8 ft x 4 5/32 ft; .80162 m x 1.27102 m
Object Name:
flag
Associated place:
United States
Date made:
1861
1861 - 1863
Subject:
Flags  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
Credit Line:
Herbert F. King
ID Number:
AF.58182M
Catalog number:
58182M
Accession number:
208701
See more items in:
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Government, Politics, and Reform
ThinkFinity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_506840

1 Dollar, Proof, United States, 1861

Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia  Search this
Designer:
Gobrecht, Christian  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: .26 cm x 3.77 cm; 3/32 in x 1 15/32 in
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1861
Credit Line:
Transfer: US Mint
ID Number:
1985.0441.0609
Accession number:
1985.0441
Catalog number:
1985.0441.0609
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1081976
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Civil War Token, United States, 1861

Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 7/32 in
Object Name:
token
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1861
ID Number:
2013.0023.006
Accession number:
2013.0023
Catalog number:
2013.0023.006
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1440611
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United States Zouave Cadets [sheet music]

Composer:
Vaas, A.J  Search this
Subject:
Zouaves  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 13.6" x 10.5"
Type:
Lithographs
Sheet music
Place:
Civil War
Date:
1860
1860-1870
Topic:
Rifles  Search this
Bayonets  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Cadets  Search this
Uniforms  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Local number:
AC0300-0000756 (AC Scan No.: cover)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Public domain
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, 1790-1980s
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_298825

10 Dollars, Demand Note, United States, 1861

Depicted:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Maker:
American Bank Note Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 18.5 cm x .1 cm; 3 5/32 in x 7 9/32 in x 1/32 in
Object Name:
paper money
note
Place made:
United States
Payable at U.S. Treasury in:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated Place:
United States
Date made:
1861
Credit Line:
U. S. Department of the Treasury
ID Number:
NU.78.5.747
Accession number:
1978.0941
Catalog number:
78.5.747
Serial number:
42821
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
Demand Notes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1202480
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William T. Sherman Commission as Major General, United States Army, 1864

Originator (author or composer, etc.):
Stanton, Edwin M.  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Referenced:
Sherman, William Tecumseh  Search this
Physical Description:
parchment (overall material)
Object Name:
sheet of paper
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1865-01-16
Associated date:
1864-08-12
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Army  Search this
ID Number:
AF.15920
Accession number:
59388
Catalog number:
15920
See more items in:
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_443925

William T. Sherman Commission as Brigadier General, United States Army, 1863

Originator (author or composer, etc.):
Stanton, Edwin M.  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Referenced:
Sherman, William Tecumseh  Search this
Physical Description:
parchment (overall material)
Object Name:
sheet of paper
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1864-03-03
Associated date:
1863-07-04
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Army  Search this
Credit Line:
Hon. P. Tecumseh Sherman
ID Number:
AF.15919
Accession number:
59388
Catalog number:
15919
See more items in:
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_443926

Photographic War History: The War for the Union; Burial for the Dead

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 13/32 in x 7 in; 8.636 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
photograph, stereograph
Place made:
United States: Virginia, Fredericksburg
Date made:
1862-12-15
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
1988.3071.0069
Catalog number:
1988.3071.0069
Nonaccession number:
1988.3071
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Civil War
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1417590

The Proclamation of Emancipation by the President of the United States, to take effect January 1st, 1863

Written by:
President Abraham Lincoln, American, 1809 - 1865  Search this
Published by:
John Murray Forbes, American, 1813 - 1898  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (8.3 x 5.4 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Date:
1862
Topic:
African American  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.40
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.40
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Arms of the United States of America

Lithographer:
Bufford, John Henry  Search this
Graphic artist:
Baker, Joseph E.  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 17 1/2 in x 13 1/4 in; 44.45 cm x 33.655 cm
Object Name:
chromolithograph
Object Type:
Chromolithograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1864
Subject:
Costume  Search this
Chronology: 1860-1869  Search this
Patriotism and Patriotic Symbols  Search this
Uniforms, Military  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Indians  Search this
Liberty  Search this
Eagles  Search this
Flags  Search this
Indians  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2560
Catalog number:
60.2560
Accession number:
228146
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
NMAH Reception Suite
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_311583

Butler Medal

Manufactured by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Designed by:
Anthony C. Paquet, German, 1814 - 1882  Search this
Commissioned by:
Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler, American, 1818 - 1893  Search this
Medium:
copper
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Type:
medallions (medals)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1865
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.155.307
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.155.307
Additional Online Media:

Identification tag for Civil War soldier Qualls Tibbs

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Qualls Tibbs, American, 1836 - 1922  Search this
27th Infantry Regiment, United States Colored Troops, American, 1864 - 1865  Search this
Medium:
brass
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/16 x 1 1/8 in. (2.9 x 2.9 x 0.2 cm)
Type:
tags
Date:
1864 - 1865
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Slavery  Search this
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.4.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.4.6
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Burnside hat

Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 15 in x 4 in; 27.94 cm x 38.1 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
hat
Associated date:
1861-1865
Credit Line:
Marie Levy Schaul
ID Number:
AF.44416M
Catalog number:
44416M
Accession number:
172699
See more items in:
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_445157

Army of the James Medal

Title:
Butler medal
Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Commissioned by:
Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler, American, 1818 - 1893  Search this
Designed by:
Anthony C. Paquet, German, 1814 - 1882  Search this
Medium:
silver and silk (textile)
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (14 x 4.1 cm)
Type:
medallions (medals)
Date:
1864
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Family of Irving and Estelle Liss
Object number:
2012.37ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.37ab
Additional Online Media:

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