• Exhibit area of the Libby Prison War Museum

    Watriss, A. Whiting (photographer)

    Exhibit area of the Libby Prison War Museum, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1900. There is a man standing in the middle with his hand on an artifact.

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  • Flag or guidon of the Palmetto Battery Light Artillery, 3rd Battalion, South Carolina Artillery

    Confederate; guidon with two equal bars. Upper bar is red with an applied white cotton "F" on either side. Lower bar is black with applied red cotton letters "P.B.L.A."(which stands for Palmetto Batte…

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  • Portrait of Jefferson Davis

    Schwerdt, Christian F., 1836- (artist)

    Head and shoulder facing right

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  • .58 caliber Tower enfield percussion rifle

    The large hammer, rifled round barrel, octagonal, at tang, lockplate, two stock bands, lanyard ring, swivel ramrod, butt plate are of steel. The stock cap and trigger guard are made of brass. It has a…

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  • Surviving soldiers of Captain Bornemann's Company

    Unknown (creator)

    Surviving soldiers of Captain Bornemann's Company G, 24th Illinois Volunteers in Chicago, Illinois, circa 1865.

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  • Lost cause : Lee waiting for Grant

    Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902 (artist)

    Oil on canvas. No apparent signature.

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  • Terry's Texas Rangers Confederate flag

    Solid blue field (faded to green) with a five-pointed white wool star applied to the center. Painted in yellow above the star reads "TERRY'S TEXAS RANGER'S".

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  • Commemorative quilt

    Women's Auxiliary of the Southern Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Association (maker)

    A quilt top of white and blue wool square. On white squares are the names of Southern Illinois Civil War military personnel, embroidered in red. Blue squares have white asterisks embroidered in the ce…

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  • The Council of war

    Rogers, John, 1829-1904 (artist)

    President Lincoln examining map of the campaign; Secretary of War Stanton polishing his glasses to the right; General Grant to left

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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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  • Chamberlain, John "Dud" - Interview and Memoir

    Chamberlain, John "Dud" (1892-1965)

    John Chamberlain of Marietta, Ohio, recalls his grandfather's relationship with the Ohio River, barrelmaking, riverboats, the 1913 flood, and the Civil War.

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  • Battle flag of the 13th Louisiana Volunteers

    Hardee or Cleburne pattern; solid blue wool field with a white cotton circle applied to the center. On the circle are red cotton letters: SHILOH/13 LV; White staff edge.

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  • Portrait of Albert Pike

    Unknown (creator)

    Portrait of Albert Pike, Brigadier General for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, circa 19th century.

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  • Confederate powder horn

    Confederate Powder Horn etched with a view of the naval battle between the Kearsarge and the Alabama in 1864, along with a view of the Prison at Andersonville Georgia, 1864.

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  • Rexroat, Rollo - Interview and Memoir

    Rexroat, Rollo (1893-1979)

    Rollo Rexroat recalls early 20th century life in Virginia, Illinois: his father's grocery store, merchandise and prices, Civil War veterans and stories, school, other businesses, and the area's land.

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  • Exterior of the Libby Prison War Museum

    Watriss, A. Whiting (photographer)

    Exterior view of the Libby Prison War Museum, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1900.

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  • Libby Prison War Museum interior

    Abbott, J. H., active 1860-1879 (photographer)

    View of the interior of the Libby Prison War Museum, entrance to tunnel, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1900.

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  • Portrait of James Adelbert Mulligan

    Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894 (artist)

    Head and shoulders facing right, in Union Army uniform, right hand tucked into jacket

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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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  • Kiser, Inez - Interview and Memoir

    Kiser, Inez (1882-1985)

    Mrs. Kiser recalls late 19th and early 20th century life: her family's experiences in Oregon, Kansas, and in the Oklahoma Territory, education, traveling by stagecoach, society in the west, dating and…

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