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Red Cavalry

Medium:
porcelain, enamel
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Plate
Object Name:
Plate
Made in:
Soviet Union
Date:
1960–70
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Circular; in the center a stylized figure of Red Army cavalryman on horse; above, the inscription (in Russian) "Red Cavalry;" predominantly red and light green
Credit Line:
The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase through the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program Funds
Accession Number:
1989-41-49
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Mounted Cavalry Officer

Artist:
Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910
Medium:
Graphite, brush and gray wash on off-white paper
Culture:
American
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1862
Period:
Civil War
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Vertical view of a mounted cavalry officer, seen obliquely from the left side; a slight graphite sketch of the cap, at bottom.
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.
Accession Number:
1912-12-156-a
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Texas Cavalry Medal

Artist:
Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (2.9 x 2.9 cm) hexagonal
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1925
Description:
Congress commissioned the Texas Cavalry Service medal on April 16, 1924, to honor service on the Mexican border during the First World War. The Equipment Branch, Quartermaster General Department of the U.S. Army specified the acceptable imagery for the medal. This is one of two designs Anthony de Francisci created for the commission. The obverse shows the state seal with the familiar Lone Star encircled by a wreath, while the reverse depicts the bluebonnet, the state flower of Texas, surrounded by the dates of service in 1918.
Topic:
Allegory\place\Texas
Object\foliage\laurel
Emblem\seal
Object\flower\bluebonnet
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
Object number:
1966.110.14
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 3
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
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Texas Cavalry Medal

Artist:
Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (2.9 x 2.9 cm) hexagonal
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1925
Description:
Congress commissioned the Texas Cavalry Service medal on April 16, 1924, to honor service on the Mexican border during the First World War. The Equipment Branch, Quartermaster General Department of the U.S. Army specified the acceptable imagery for the medal. This is one of two designs Anthony de Francisci created for the commission. The obverse shows the state seal with the familiar Lone Star encircled by a wreath, while the reverse depicts the bluebonnet, the state flower of Texas, surrounded by the dates of service in 1918.
Topic:
Allegory\place\Texas
Object\foliage\laurel
Emblem\seal
Object\flower\bluebonnet
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
Object number:
1966.110.15
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 3
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
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Mexican Cavalry Flintlock Carbine

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 36 in x 3 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 91.44 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
carbine
Place made:
United Kingdom: England
Used:
Mexico
Description:
Physical Description
English-made Mexican cavalry flintlock carbine, .58 caliber marked with the Mexican symbol of an eagle devouring a snake.
Subject:
Military
Firearms
ThinkFinity
Event:
Mexican War
Expansion and Reform
ID Number:
AF*43462
Catalog number:
43462
Accession number:
164794
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
ThinkFinity
Exhibition:
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Cavalry Soldier on Horseback

Artist:
Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910
Medium:
Black chalk on tan wove paper, lined
Culture:
American
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1863
Period:
Civil War
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Vertical study of a soldier holding reigns in his left hand and a sword in his right hand, as he faces right, and sitting on horseback [horse is not deliniated].
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.
Accession Number:
1912-12-106
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Texas Cavalry Medal (obverse)

Artist:
Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964
Medium:
gold plated white metal
Dimensions:
2 in. (5.2 cm) hexagonal
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1925
Description:
Congress commissioned the Texas Cavalry Service medal on April 16, 1924, to honor service on the Mexican border during the First World War. The Equipment Branch, Quartermaster General Department of the U.S. Army specified the acceptable imagery for the medal. This is one of two designs Anthony de Francisci created for the commission. The obverse depicts a horseman bearing a flag, while the reverse shows the Texas “Lone Star” accompanied by the dates of service in 1918.
Topic:
Occupation\military\soldier
Equestrian
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
Object number:
1966.110.16
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 1
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
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Texas Cavalry Medal (reverse)

Artist:
Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964
Medium:
gold plated white metal
Dimensions:
2 in. (5.2 cm) hexagonal
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1925
Description:
Congress commissioned the Texas Cavalry Service medal on April 16, 1924, to honor service on the Mexican border during the First World War. The Equipment Branch, Quartermaster General Department of the U.S. Army specified the acceptable imagery for the medal. This is one of two designs Anthony de Francisci created for the commission. The obverse depicts a horseman bearing a flag, while the reverse shows the Texas “Lone Star” accompanied by the dates of service in 1918.
Topic:
Allegory\place\Texas
Object\foliage\laurel
Emblem\seal
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
Object number:
1966.110.18
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 1
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
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Sheridan's Cavalry Condition Powder

Maker:
I. S. Johnson and Company
Measurements:
overall: 13 cm x 11.01 cm; 5 1/8 in x 4 5/16 in
overall: 5 in x 4 3/8 in; 12.7 cm x 11.1125 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Veterinary Preparation, OTC Preparation
veterinary product, otc preparation
veterinary product
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
ca 1900
ca 1885
Description:
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For the cure of diseases of horse, cattle, sheep, swine and poultry. This powder should be given in all cases of loss of appetite, roughness of hair, stoppage of bowels or water, coughs, colds, swelling of gland of throat, worms, horse-ail, hide-bound, hots and heaves. For the prevention and cure of cattle plague, in its various forms of southern cattle fever, anthrax, rinderpest, pleuro-pneumonia, etc., hog cholera, chicken cholera.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Veterinary Products
Civil War
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
ID Number:
MG*M-10768
Catalog number:
M-10768
Accession number:
256193
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Chapaev Leading a Cavalry Charge

Manufacturer:
Proletarian Porcelain Factory
Designer:
A. Emelianova
Medium:
Porcelain, enamel
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Plate
Object Name:
Plate
Made in:
Novgorod (near), Soviet Union
Date:
1938
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Circular; scene of soldier on horseback leading cavalry charge
Credit Line:
The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase through the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program Funds
Accession Number:
1989-41-31
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Indians discovery U.S. Cavalry

Original artist:
Koba
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12.6 cm x 20.4 cm; 4 15/16 in x 8 1/16 in
Object Name:
drawing
Object Type:
Drawings
Place Made:
United States: Florida, Anastasia Island, Fort Marion
Date made:
ca 1875-1878
Description:
Koba aka Wild Horse (Kiowa),
drawn between 1875 and 1878 at Fort Marion, Florida
"Indian Discovery of U.S. Cavalry"
Collected by Richard Henry Pratt about 1878
Colored pencil, ink, and watercolor
The focus of this drawing by Koba is a Kiowa warrior coming down from his lookout hill. He carries a pair of field glasses (either a trade item or possibly taken from an enemy combatant) which assisted him in the discovery of the cavalry unit riding nearby. The Kiowa camp below is at rest; tribesmen welcome the scout's return and warning.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Ledger Drawings
Communications
Art
Cultures & Communities
Military
ID Number:
2008.0175.52
Catalog number:
2008.0175.052
Accession number:
2008.0175
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ledger Drawings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Designating Flag, Wilson's Cavalry Corps

Physical Description:
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading material)
paint (applied decoration material)
Measurements:
overall: 72 5/8 in x 36 3/4 in; 184.4675 cm x 93.345 cm
Object Name:
flag, designating
Description:
Wool bunting swallowtail flag. White field with painted motif. Painted in the center of the flag is a red swallowtail banner depicting gold (yellow paint) crossed swords. The banner hangs from a painted chain. Painted above the banner is a yellow rifle. Reinforcement squares at both hoist corners. White cotton hoist with a metal grommet at either end. The inscription on the hoist reads "WILSONS CAVALRY ARMY/CORPS." The flag is machine stitched.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Military
Flags
Designating Flags
Civil War
Flags
Civil War
Event:
Civil War
ID Number:
AF*25327C
Catalog number:
25327C
Accession number:
64127
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Flags
Designating Flags
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Cavalry Soldier with Sword on Horseback

Artist:
Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910
Medium:
Black chalk on beige wove paper (darkened), lined
Culture:
American
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1863
Period:
Civil War
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Vertical study of soldier on horseback [horse is just suggested], with a sword in the hand of his upraised right arm and the reigns in his left and.
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.
Accession Number:
1912-12-107
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Sharps Model 1863 cavalry carbine

Donor:
De Cost Smith, Non-Indian, 1864-1939
Media/Materials:
Wood, metal
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
99 x 11 cm
Culture/People:
Non-Indian; collected from the Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)
Object Type:
Firearms and accessories
Place:
Standing Rock Reservation; Sioux County; North Dakota; USA
Date Created:
1863-1866
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of De Cost Smith (1864-1939, Western painter) and possibly collected by him between 1884 and 1900; bequeathed to MAI by Smith in 1939.
Catalog Number:
20/1460
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On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

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Study of Cavalry Officer's Boots

Artist:
Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910
Medium:
Recto: Graphite, pen and black and brown ink on off-white wove paper
Culture:
American
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1862–64
Period:
Civil War
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Recto: Vertical view of the lower legs of man wearing knee-high boots and standing in grass; a sheathed sword hangs behind his legs; verso: foreshortened view of a man, with closed eyes, wearing a hat and lying on ground.
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.
Accession Number:
1912-12-113
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Cavalry Soldier Loading a Rifle

Artist:
Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910
Medium:
Black chalk and white crayon on gray-green laid paper
Culture:
American
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1863–64
Period:
Civil War
Description:
Recto: A soldier in Civil War uniform, stands in the foreground, feet spread, holding a rifle placed diagonally across his body in his left hand, using a long rod in his right hand to tamp gun powder down the barrel of the rifle.
Verso: A head is shown from the back, at center; a wounded soldier sits leaning on both hands, shown in full length and in the opposite direction, at top; and a dead soldier lies with bent knees and covers his face with his left hand, at bottom.
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.
Accession Number:
1912-12-99
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Army Cavalry Sergeant's Trousers, Model 1861

Maker:
Anspach & Stanton
Physical Description:
sky blue (overall color)
wool (overall material)
yellow (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 in x 32 in; 78.74 cm x 81.28 cm
overall (padded): 44 in x 15 in x 2 in; 111.76 cm x 38.1 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
trousers
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Used date:
1861-1872
Associated date:
1861
Description:
These model 1861 type III mounted trousers would have been worn by a cavalry sergeant in the U.S. Army Calvary. Pair of unlined sky blue kersey wool twill trousers with a six tin button fly and six large tin buttons around the waist. There are two vertical slash pockets set into the side seams of each leg and a single watch pocket on the right side of the waistband. The waistband facing and the side pockets are cotton. There is a "V" shaped slit and two reinforced eyelets at the back waist. There is a second layer of wool kersey reinforcement which runs from the seat of the pants down the inside each leg to the cuff. A 1 5/8" stripe of yellow wool tape extends from the top of the pocket to the cuff on the outside seam of each leg. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outside seams of each cuff and a pair of small tin buttons on the bottom inside and outside seams of the inside of the trouser leg. The numeral "12" is stamped on the waistband facing on the back left side. "A & S Oct 10th, 1864" is stamped on both sides of the waistband facing. A number "8" is written on the right pocket in red.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Civil War Uniforms
Military Uniforms
Military
Civil War
ID Number:
2007.0069.29
Catalog number:
2007.0069.29
Accession number:
2007.0069
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War Uniforms
Civil War
Military Uniforms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Model 1860 Cavalry Saber Presented to Capt. David McMurtrie Gregg

User:
Gregg, David McMurtrie
Maker:
Collins & Co.
Tiffany & Co.
Measurements:
overall, scabbard: 1 in x 3 3/4 in x 36 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 9.525 cm x 93.345 cm
overall, saber: 3 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 40 5/8 in; 9.525 cm x 11.43 cm x 103.1875 cm
Object Name:
saber
saber
Place made:
United States
Associated place:
United States
Date made:
ca 1862
Description (Brief):
This Presentation Grade Model 1860 Cavalry Saber was presented to Captain David McMurtrie Gregg by Company E of the 6th Regiment of U.S. Cavalry on January 25, 1862 when he left the regiment to take charge of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Gregg rose from captain to brigadier general in command of a cavalry division during the Civil War.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Military
Edged Weapons
Civil War
Event:
Civil War
ID Number:
AF*36927
Catalog number:
36927
Accession number:
112646
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Insignia, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army

Materials:
Leather
Paint
Metallic Paint
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Diameter): 12.7cm (5 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army 1st Cavalry Division painted leather insignia; green shield with red horse head in upper right corner; shield divided by a diagonal blue line.
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Katherine M. Smart
Inventory Number:
A19710544000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, First Cavalry Division, United States Army

Materials:
Natural Fabric
Felt
Dimensions:
3-D: 8.9 × 0.2 × 12.5cm (3 1/2 × 1/16 × 4 15/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army First Cavalry Division sleeve insignia; olive drab cotton twill shield with black bend and horse head depicted.
Inventory Number:
A19951134000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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