One of the finest known examples of a Union Army General's kepi. A superb and remarkably rare example of a Union Army General's kepi, attributed to General John Henry Hobart Ward worn during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Traveller and General Lee. The Confederate commands of Generals John Hunt Morgan and Nathan Bedford Forrest were mounted almost exclusively on American Saddlebreds, and these horses performed legendary feats of endurance during the war. Because most Confederate horses were privately owned, General Grant's order at Lee's surrender allowed the men to keep their horses and perhaps saved the breed.
Confederate Louisiana "Washington Artillery" Officer's Artillery Kepi. The brave men of the Washington Artillery fought gallantly in every battle during four years' service with Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Confederate Brig. Gen. Bro. Armistead (lying wounded) entrusting a pocket watch to Union Captain Bro. Bingham to be delivered to the General’s family. Armistead was shot during the Gettysburg battle and fearing that his personal effects would be stolen by Union soldiers, he gave a Masonic sign to ask for help .Union Captain Bro. Bingham then came to his aid.
Berdan's Sharpshooter's Officer's Cap. Only two regiments numbered "1" served in the First Division of the Third Army Corps: the 1st New York and the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters. The New York regiment mustered out in May, 1863, and the configuration of the Third Corps badge as an elongated diamond rather than a tilted square, as first issued, is thought to date no earlier than the Fall of 1863, which leaves the 1st US Sharpshooter as the only candidate for the cap.
American Civil War flag This flag is a true veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg. It was captured by Union troops on July 3 during "Pickett's Charge". Today it resides in the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. (photo courtesy of Museum of the Confederacy) Battle flag of the 28th North Carolina.
Forage Cap with Original 5th Corps Badge. This is the standard Union Army issue "bummers cap," first introduced in 1858 and symbolic of the Civil War soldier. Dark blue wool body, with its original chin strap, eagle side buttons. On the crown is sewn an original, hand cut, red wool 1st Division, 5th Corps badge and infantry horn insignia stitched on the front.
Union Officer's Slouch Hat. Stiched to the front is the badge of the Eleventh Corps, First Division (red) which fought at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. (Red-First Division of Corps. White-Second Division of Corps. Blue-Third Division of Corps.)
Confederate Regulation ‘Yellow’ Lieutenants Kepi of George J. Pratt, Company H, 18th Virginia Cavalry. The only known surviving example of a Cavalry Officer's Kepi made of yellow wool per 1862 regulations. Bands of gold bullion quatrefoil for rank of First Lieutenant. Served under General John Imboden from Gettysburg in 1863 to serving with the VMI Cadets in the battle of New Market, and through the Shenandoah Valley campaigns.
Joshua Chamberlain (September 8, 1828 - February 24, 1914), American college Professor from the State of Maine who volunteered during the Civil War to join the Union Army, reaching the rank of Brigadier General. For his gallantry at Gettysburg, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.