Browse Items (72 total)

  • Collection: American Civil War Collection

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Civil War discharge certificate for Private James Foran of the 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, dated September 1864.A tintype portrait of James Foran is in the museum collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (view online…

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Manuscript letter addressed to the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire requesting a dispensation for opening a military lodge by members of the 14th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. Letter signed by Lieutenant Colonel T.A. Barker and…

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This handwritten account by Lieutenant Daniel G. Macnamara of the Ninth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, certifies the authenticity of the attached flag remnant, which was piece of the American flag carried by the regiment throughout the…

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Manuscript letter, dated December 7, 1863, to Gen. Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) from Gen. Henry Wager Halleck (1815-1872) discussing exchange of prisoners of war.

Response from Lee on reverse, dated December 15, 1863.

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Commission for Frank Stanwood as a First Lieutenant in the Third Regiment of the United States Cavalry. Signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State Edwin Stanton and dated May 1, 1862.

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This political broadside lists the 1860 Republican Party ticket for the state of Massachusetts. At the top of the ticket is Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln of Illinois and Vice Presidential candidate Hannibal Hamlin of Maine.

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In this letter from Captain William M. McArthur of the 8th Regiment, Maine Volunteers, to his father, Arthur McArthur, Sr., MacArthur describes his regiment's overall health as it readies itself for a march to Jacksonville, Florida.

MacArthur, a…

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An undated Masonic Civil War ode by Rob Morris entitled, "We Swear to be True to a Brother." Intended to be sung. At head of title: "Air - The Flag of Our Union."Published in a slightly different form as "Cherish the Pledge," in Rob Morris's book…

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This Civil War era envelope depicts a Union soldier embracing a young woman dressed in an American flag inspired dress. The envelope bears the inscription, "He turn'd and left the spot--O! do not deem him weak-- For dountless was the soldier's heart,…

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Corinth, and the scene of the great Battle at Pittsburgh, Tenn. Dated between 1862 and 1865. This Civil War envelope depicts "the scene of the great Battle at Pittsburgh, Tenn."

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