• Military Police Arm Band from World War II

    This arm band was worn by a member of the military police during World War II. It is black and marked with the gold letters "MP." This arm band was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class v…

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  • World War I Metal Canteen

    This canteen was used by an American soldier in World War I in 1918. This canteen was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brou…

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  • World War II Mess Kit

    This mess kit was used by an American soldier in World War II. It was used to eat and reheat meals and came with a fork and spoon. This canteen was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class v…

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  • World War II Ammunition Pouch

    This ammunition pouch was used by an American soldier in World War II. This canteen was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was br…

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  • Sewing Kit Used in World War II

    This sewing kit was used by Kenny Flowers in World War II in 1918. Sewing kits were used in the war to mend uniforms and dress wounds. This kit includes buttons, needles, safety pins, scissors, and th…

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  • World War II First Aid Kit for Airmen

    This first aid kit was given to an airman in the United States military during World War II. Inside are bandages, scissors, and dressings. This first aid kit was photographed as part of a Madison Hist…

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  • John Hutchings' Good Conduct Medal, World War II

    John Hutchings received this badge during World War II. John was a prisoner of war in Germany during the war. He was held in Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. See related website for more infomration…

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  • John Hutchings' Combat Infantry award, Germany, World War II

    John Hutchings received this badge during World War II. John was a prisoner of war in Germany during the war. He was held in Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. See related website for more infomration…

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  • World War II U.S. Navy Hat Belonging to Lester Mack Springman

    United States Navy

    This U.S. navy hat was part of Machinist's Mate Lester Mack Springman naval uniform from his service in World War II. This hat was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial…

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  • John Hutchings' European Theater of Operations award, World War II

    John Hutchings received this badge during World War II. John was a prisoner of war in Germany during the war. He was held in Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. See related website for more infomration…

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  • John Hutchings' Prisoner of War medal, Germany, World War II

    John Hutchings received this medal for being a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. He was held in StalagVIIA in Moosburg, Germany. See related website for more information on this prison c…

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  • Military uniform

    Hall and Kramer (manufacturer)

    Two-piece military uniform of dark blue wool broadcloth. Jacket (a) has high collar with anchors on both sides of neck band. Long sleeves with star patch; silk and gold-colored braid trim around wrist…

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  • WAVES military uniform

    Mainbocher, 1890-1976 (designer), United States. Navy (maker)

    WAVES uniform; three piece, of white cotton/wool twill: a) suit jacket; rounded collar, pointed lapels, embroidered WAVES insignia patches at collar point; long sleeves, two dark blue braided bands an…

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  • Military officer’s uniform

    Dunhill (manufacturer)

    Men's United States Army Air Force uniform . a) Coat - Olive drab linen with "U.S." and wing insignia on lapels. Silver thread oak leaf and metal insignia of white globe and red and blue plane on shou…

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  • Sword used by Elmer E. Ellsworth

    Slightly curved single edge steel blade tapering to a point. At one time nickel plated. Fuller on reverse and obverse sides. Both sides of blade embossed with raised floral and martial designs. Knuckl…

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  • 1940 Winchester Model 1912 Shotgun

    Winchester Repeating Arms Company

    This shotgun is a Winchester Model 1912 internal-hammer, pump-action gun with an external tube magazine. The United States military used this type of gun in World War I, World War II, the Korean War,…

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  • Percussion musket

    Springfield Armory (manufacturer)

    Percussion musket engraved with "1864" and "U.S./ SPRINGFIELD". Eagle engraved into metal.; The round, rifle barrel, three stock bands, tip, two swivel strap hooks, large trigger guard, lock plate, ha…

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  • Union Army enlisted man's jacket

    John T. Martin (manufacturer)

    Fatigue jacket - sack coat. Originally blue. Lined. Button fasteners not original. Buttons are mixed. Upper 3-enlisted button and the last one is for officers.

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  • James Pike's powder horn

    Pike, James (artist)

    Ivory in color, pouring spout dark. Rounded wood base with shield shaped decorative wood stopper which is hand carved. Light portion of horn completely covered with etchings.

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  • Derek DeWitt Military Dog Tags from 2008

    These are stainless steel military dog tags that belonged to U.S Marine Derek DeWitt who served from 2008-2009. Their purpose is to identify service members. These dog tags were brought in by Tyler De…

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