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Civil War Token

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Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 mm; 13/16 in
Object Name:
token
Description:
This Civil War Token depicts a portrait of General G. B. McClellan on the obverse and the Knickerbocker Currency logo on the reverse. Knickerbocker Currency was stuck by William H. Bridgens, the same man who was the die-cutter for Lindenmueller Currency.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
ID Number:
NU*72.118.75
Accession number:
302411
Catalog number:
72.118.75
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Civil War Token, 1864

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Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 mm; 13/16 in
Object Name:
token
Date made:
1864
Description:
Although most Civil War Tokens were made out of copper, like this specimen, they were struck in other materials as well. Tokens made out of brass, silver, lead, and rubber are known to numismatists.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
ID Number:
NU*71.167.45
Catalog number:
71.167.45
Accession number:
296443
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Civil War Token, 1861

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Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 mm; 1 7/32 in
Object Name:
token
Date made:
1861
Description:
There are numerous examples of Civil War Tokens that display sentiments in favor of the Union. Many of the patriotic series Civil War Tokens were issued in New York. The lack of tokens in the South has been attributed to the fact that the majority of private minters were located in the North. This token depicts a pro-Union stance: “I AM READY” and “THE UNION MUST & SHALL BE PRESERVED.” Once these tokens were circulated, they would remind their user of the Union’s justifications for war and buoy up nationalist spirits.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
ID Number:
2013.0023.006
Accession number:
2013.0023
Catalog number:
2013.0023.006
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Civil War Token, 1863

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Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 mm; 23/32 in
Object Name:
token
Date made:
1863
Description:
This particular Civil War Token depicts a patriotic theme. The obverse, front of the coin, depicts a profile image of George Washington while the reverse, back, shows two hands shaking between laurel sprigs and the words “PEACE FOREVER.” One hand is labeled as the North and the other hand is labeled as the South.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
ID Number:
1977.0779.108
Catalog number:
1977.0779.108
Accession number:
1977.0779
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Civil War Token, 1863

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Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19.8 mm; 25/32 in; wt. 3.685 g
Object Name:
token
Date made:
1863
Description:
In the beginning of 1862, citizens went on a hoarding frenzy as high inflation plagued the market after the outbreak of the Civil War. Their target: coins of gold, silver, and copper. The hoarding problem was so extreme that the government halted the minting of coined money and by the end of 1862 there were hardly any metallic coins in circulation. This was acutely felt by business men and customers alike since coinage in small denominations was most commonly tendered at that point in time. In order to alleviate the situation, merchants and tradesmen sought alternatives to government issued small change. Privately issued tokens, typically one cent and made of copper and similar in size to government issued coinage, were used instead and by late 1862 these Civil War Tokens were circulating in Cincinnati and New York. This particular token’s text, “FOR PUBLIC ACCOMODATION,” reflects the pecuniary problem that was happening at that time.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
ID Number:
NU*72.118.76
Accession number:
302411
Catalog number:
72.118.76
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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United States Civil War Portrait Album

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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
Description:
The struggle between North and South was followed with great interest at home and abroad. Portraits of the leading players helped those far from the action imagine the individuals they read about in newspapers. This album was kept by Karl Schenk, who became president of Switzerland in 1865. It contains small portraits known as cartes-de-visite because they were about the size of calling cards people presented at the door when visiting fashionable residences. Introduced in the late 1850s, when a process was devised for making multiple prints from a single glass negative, they functioned mainly as collectables to be preserved in albums.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Civil War
Photography
Civil War
ID Number:
PG*71.62
Catalog number:
71.62
Accession number:
302789
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Civil War
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Civil War Veterans Assn, Monroe Co., July 1913 [medal]

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Physical description:
1 item, 1.8" x 1.7"
Type:
Halftones
Medals
Date:
1913
July 1913
Notes:
In Box 16, Folder 1a.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Medal for Civil War Veterans Assn, Monroe Co., July 1913, state not shown. Includes portrait: halftone image based on a photograph.
Cite as:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Associations, institutions, etc--Membership
Veterans--Civil War
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001308 (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Who Was There That YOU Knew? [Advertisement for prints of Mathew Brady Civil War photographs : print Advertising], 1910

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Publisher:
Review of Review Company, New York
Creator:
Patriot Publishing Company
Subject:
Brady, Mathew B. approximately 1823-1896
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 12.8" x 10"
Type:
Advertisements
Print advertising
Place:
United States
Date:
1910
Civil War, 1861-1865
1910-1920
Notes:
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Published by Review of Reviews Company, New York. Copyright 1910, Patriot Publishing Company, under photograph.
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana - Civil War, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Photographers
Civil war
History
Local number:
AC0060-0001280 (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

The War Bulletin at Willards [sic] Hotel [sketch]

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Illustrator:
Mead
Subject:
Willlard's Hotel (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Graphite on paper
1 item, 9" x 11.8"
Type:
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1863
1860-1920
1860-1890
Notes:
In Box 4, Folder 24.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Graphite sketch, "The War Bulletin at Willards Hotel", signed "Mead 1863" with hand-written description on the back. Large number of men standing and talking.
Cite as:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001303 (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Civil War Soldier

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Artist:
Unidentified
Sitter:
unidentified
Medium:
salt print
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1860s
Topic:
Occupation\military\soldier
History\United States\Civil War
Portrait male\knee length
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro
Object number:
2006.36.2
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Civil War Soldier

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Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
ambrotype (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
velvet (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 2 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Date made:
ca 1861-1865
Description:
Photographs can be powerful connections to the past. Soldiers, for example often had their portraits made before going off to war so that loved ones would have a rememberance of them in the event they did not return. This decorative mat is unusual and suggests the pride the owner may have felt about his status as a fighting soldier.
Ambrotypes were most popular in the mid-1850s, and, therefore, are less common than other formats for portraits of Civil War soldiers. Ambrotypes are cased collodian negatives backed by dark cloth, paper, or varnish. In this example, pink coloring has been applied to the subjects's cheeks to make the portrait feel more warm and human.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Photography
Civil War
Military
Portraits
Credit Line:
Gift of Warren Fox Kaynor, Waterbury Companies
ID Number:
PG*75.17.927
Accession number:
322775
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Thirty-Five Dollar Bond [Paper money]

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Creator:
Confederate States of America
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 1.5" x 3"
Type:
Bonds
Money
Date:
1863
February 20, 1863
Notes:
In Box 1, Folder 6.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Confederate States of America Loan of February 20, 1863 for thirty-five dollars.
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana - Civil War, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001180.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Maj. Gen. Grant [engraving; collecting card]

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Subject:
Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 3.6" x 2.4"
Type:
Engravings
Collecting cards
Date:
1865
N.d
Notes:
In Box 4, Folder 20.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Miniature portrait of Maj. Gen. Grant: print derived from a photograph.
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Civil War series, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001298 (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Honorable Discharge [certificate, 1880s]

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Sponsor:
Grand Army of the Republic
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item
Type:
Discharge papers
Certificates
Date:
1880
1889
1880s
Ca. 1880-1889
Notes:
In Box ?, Folder ?.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Honorable Discharge Certificate from the Grand Army of the Republic (not the military). Blank, not filled in.
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Civil War series, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001218 (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Forty Dollars [bond]

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Producer:
Confederate States of America
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 1.1" x 2.2"
Type:
Bonds
Date:
1861
August 19, 1861
Notes:
In Box 1, Folder 6.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Confederate States of America Loan of Auguest 19, 1861. for forty dollars. On Bond No. 545.
Cite as:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001177 (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Twenty Dollar Bond [paper money]

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Creator:
Confederate States of America
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 1.6" x 2.9"
Type:
Bonds
Money
Date:
1863
February 20, 1863
Notes:
In Box 1, Folder 6.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Confederate States of America twenty dollar bond, February 20, 1863
Cite as:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001169 (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Transfer Card [certificate.]

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Creator:
Grand Army of the Republic
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 9" x 12"
Type:
Certificates
Date:
1900
1909
Ca. 1900-1909
20th century
Notes:
In Civil War series, Box 2, Folder 3.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Transfer Card certificate from the Grand Army of the Republic
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana - Civil War, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001217 (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Seven County Reunion and Basket Picnic [printed letter]

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Sponsor:
Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Pennsylvania
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 11" x 8.5"
Type:
Ephemera
Date:
1926
August 18, 1926
Notes:
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Seven County Reunion and Basket Picnic of the Veterans of the Civil War, Nay Aug Park, August 18, 1926. Headquarters, Lt. Ezra S. Griffin Post 139, G.A.R., Dept. of Pennsylvania, Scranton, Pa.
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Civil War series, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001213 (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Discharge papers for John M. Lanelis,] 1864

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Creator:
United States Army
Subject:
Lanelis, John M
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 11" x 8.5"
Type:
Discharge papers
Official documents
Date:
1862
1864
May 2, 1864
19th century
Notes:
In Box 1, Folder 17.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Discharge papers for John M. Lanelis on May 2, 1864. Printed form with handwritten additions in ink and rubber-stamp.
Cite as:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001200a.tif (AC Scan No.: recto)
AC0060-0001200b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Discharge papers,] 1865

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Creator:
United States Army
Subject:
Weisman, George N.B
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 11" x 8"
Type:
Discharge papers
Official documents
Date:
1865
June 13, 1865
19th century
Notes:
In Box 1, Folder 17.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Discharge papers for George N. B. Weisman, June 13, 1865. Printed form with handwritten additions in ink. Name was originally read as Herman, but consultant Susan Dennis identified it as Weisman, Dec. 2012.
Cite as:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001198.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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