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Highlights : Military : Civil War

Subcategory Civil War contains 15 item(s).

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front "Negro Nurse with a Child"
This painting by George Fuller of a child having her hair combed by her African American "nurse" was undoubtedly a product of Fuller's travels in the South just before the Civil War.
front Officers of the 44th Massachusetts Regiment Volunteers
The 44th Massachusetts Regiment was mustered into service on September 12, 1862 in Reedville.
Cover "The American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1838"
Because almanacs were among the most widely-owned books in 18th and early 19th century America, the reform-minded editor of this almanac hoped to convey his anti-slavery message to the widest possible audience.
front Plate and cup
This tin plate and cup held army rations for Jesse L. Delano of Sunderland, Massachusetts, during the Civil War (1861-1865).
front Bridesburg Percussion Musket
The flintlock musket of the Revolutionary War era gave way to the more modern percussion cap rifle-musket by the Civil War (1861-1865)
front Draft cylinder
c. 1860
This Civil War-era draft cylinder was used for drawing names to conscript soldiers for military service.
Page 47 Excerpt from James Childs Hitchcock's Civil War Military Journal
May 16, 1864
Thousands of soldiers lost their lives in prisons during the Civil War.
front Civil War Monument
c. 1880
The 1867 Civil War monument on Deerfield's Common was one of the earliest to be erected after the close of the war.
Page 1 Thank you letter from Mrs. Hooper to Miss Wilson for supplies for Civil War soldiers
Sep 15, 1864
Many women contributed to the war effort by collecting needed supplies for troops.
Cover "Sacrifices to Our Country. A Discourse Delivered July 17, 1864...at a Funeral Service for James T. Stebbins & Myron Stowell"
Jul 17, 1864
The deaths of men serving in the Civil War greatly affected small communities such as South Deerfield, Massachusetts.


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