Objects - Military, Weapons, and Firearms

Our militaria includes objects used during wartime as well as presentation weapons and general firearms. With particularly robust collections of Civil War and World War II materials, we honor the sacrifices of Vermonters past and present.

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Accessory Belt
Name/Title
Accessory Belt
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.10a-d
Description
Black leather belt with attached cartridge box, bayonet, and bayonet scabbard. The belt has a bras guide on one end and two buckley holes on the other.

The cartridge box consists of a leather pouch stretched around a wooden box insert with 20 drilled holes for storing cartridges. Another small, envelope-style pouch is attached to the front of the cartridge box. The cartridge box pouch secures with a flap that covers the whole front, and secures with a strap on a brass stud. The flap is stamped "DIN[illeg] & [illeg]TUG MAKERS NEW YORK". There are two buckles on the bottom of the box.

The bayonet scabbard is leather with rivets and a brass tip. The leather is stamped, "HOOVER CAL[ILLEG] CO NEW YORK".
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
19th Century
New York
Lexicon
Box, Cartridge,Bayonet, Triangular,Belt, Accessory,Box, Armament,Container, Armament,Bayonet,Belt, Armament,Armament Accessories,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Wood, Metal
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Aiguillette
Name/Title
Aiguillette
Entry/Object ID
1951.29.2
Description
Black and gold woven cord. The cord loops three times, and the loops are held together by a woven ring. The two ends are capped with large, acorn-shaped tags or aglets, covered in the same woven material as the cords.
Context
Owned by Christopher C. Putnam, Jr. of Middlesex, VT, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.29
Source or Donor
Putnam, Ralph W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Aiguillette,Insignia, Shoulder,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wood
Relationships
Putnam, Christopher C. (1839-1924)
Middlesex
Civil War
Armband
Name/Title
Armband
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.624
Description
Blue wool felt armband embroidered with a white circle with yellow wings. The circle has the blue inscription, "U.S.ARMY AWS AIR FORCE". Beneath the image is the word, "OBSERVER".
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1941-1945
Lexicon
Armband,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Abbiatti, Jean Helen (b. 1936)
Barre City
World War II
Award Plaque
Name/Title
Award Plaque
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.18
Description
Wooden plaque with etched and printed, white colored, metal sheet attached with award information. From the top, there is a Civil Air Patrol yellow, blue and red insignia, the big blue letters that read, "Civil Air Patrol honors." The honoree's name, "William V. Mason" appears in black print in an outlined banner. The award is specified in blue lettering, "For Distinguished Service as Commander." In another blue-outlined banner, the dates of services are listed -- Nov. 1942- Nov. 1947. The plaque is signed By Paul C. Ashworth, Colonel, USAF, National Commander. On the back, in faint lettering, the source of the plaque is listed: Texas Trophy Co., behind South Park bowling lanes, 5222 Nassau Road, Houston 21, Texas, MI9-7488 or MI5-5179 (phone numbers).
Context
Presented to William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Plaque, Award,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
World War II
Backpack
Name/Title
Backpack
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.9
Description
Black-painted waxed canvas knapsack with leather shoulder straps. The bag consists of two compartments joined in the middle at what becomes the top when worn. The outer side is stamped, "15. / VT VOL." "Co. E 15 VT VOL. / T. W. Fifer" is scratched into both straps.
Use
Worn by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Backpack,Bag, Carrying,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Leather, Wax
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Badge
Name/Title
Badge
Entry/Object ID
1960.22.11
Description
Large, stamped metal hat badge in the shape of a radiating the star. The central circle is black with the number 1 in gold. Surround the the central circle is the inscription, "RUTLAND.LIGHT.GUARD 1858". The reverse has a hollow tube at the center like a plume holder, and a sharp metal pin bent inward on the left side.
Context
The Rutland Light Guard, a state uniformed militia, was organized on Nov. 13, 1858 as a state, uniformed militia. William Young Warren Ripley became its captain in 1859. When Ripley became the first Vermonter to officially volunteer for the Union Army, his speech about his decision at the Rutland Town Hall inspired the Light Guard to volunteer as Company K of the 1st Regiment of Vermont Volunteers in May of 1861.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.22
Source or Donor
Cobb, Susan Harrison (1880-1966)
Made or Created
1858
Lexicon
Badge, Cap,Badge, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Rutland Light Guard, Ripley, William Young Warren (1832-1905)
Rutland
Civil War
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2003.72.1
Description
Synthetic textile banner printed with an image of a fighter plane and the inscription, "SERVING IN U.S. AIR CORPS", in blue. There is a red border around all four edges and yellow fringe across the bottom. The top is stitched around a wooden dowel, with plastic flagpole finials. A yellow cord is tied to both ends of the dowel and terminates in yellow tassels.
Context
Owned by Edwin Loren Little of Poultney, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.72
Source or Donor
Little, Edwin Loren (1918-2004)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1941-1945
Lexicon
Banner,Declaratory Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon, Wood, Plastic
Relationships
Little, Edwin Loren (1918-2004), Army Air Corps
Poultney
World War II
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2003.72.2
Description
White nylon banner flock-printed with an image of a waving United States flag flanked by two upward-facing silhouettes of fighter planes. Beneath the image within a blue flocked rectangle are the words, "KEEP 'EM FLYING FOR VICTORY". There is a blue flocked border around all four edges and the top edge is stitched around a wooden dowel tipped with plastic finials. A multi-colored cord is tied to either end of the dowel for hanging and ends with tassels on both sides.
Context
Owned by Edwin Loren Little of Poultney, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.72
Source or Donor
Little, Edwin Loren (1918-2004)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1941-1945
Lexicon
Banner,Declaratory Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon, Wool, Wood
Relationships
Little, Edwin Loren (1918-2004)
Poultney
World War II
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2003.88
Description
Small red-and-white flag with three blue stars down the center. The flag is made of a white satin-woven synthetic fabric; both the red and blue elements are a thick plastic-like substance applied to the surface of the fabric. The top edge has been folded over and there is a dowel through it. There is a synthetic gold cord applied to either end of the dowel to hang it by. Each end of the dowel is capped with a small, gold-toned plastic spear tip.
Context
Owned by Frank B. Easton, Sr. of Newport, VT. It was given to him as a Christmas gift in 1943, and indicates that he had three children serving in WWII: Dan, Bim, and Frank Jr.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.88
Source or Donor
Easton, Frank Birch, Jr. (1916-2009)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Easton, Penelope
1943
United States of America
Lexicon
Banner,Declaratory Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Fabric, Wood, Cording
Relationships
Easton, Frank Birch, Sr. (1878-1948)
Newport
World War II
Bar Pin
Name/Title
Bar Pin
Entry/Object ID
1977.43.4a-b
Description
Two ribbon-covered bar pins. The first is covered in a red, white, and blue ribbon with three star-shaped studs in the center. (Pin indicates award of a Victory medal.) The second is covered in a purple ribbon with white stripes on the edge and an oak leaf cluster in the center. (Pin indicates award of a Purple Heart).
Context
Awarded to Guy Hiram Boyce of Moretown, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.43
Source or Donor
Boyce, Warren Maxwell (1944-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918
Lexicon
Pin, Bar,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Boyce, Guy Hiram (1889-1973)
Fayston
World War I
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
2002.25.6
Description
Khaki canvas belt. The belt has a black-painted metal belt buckle on one end and a metal tab on the other.
Context
Worn by Leroy James Dopp, Jr. of Burlington, VT, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2002.25
Source or Donor
Dopp, Sarah L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Leroy J. Dopp, Jr.
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Belt
Male
Fabric
Canvas
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Belt,Uniform,Clothing Accessories,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Dopp, Leroy James, Jr. (1910-1995)
Burlington
World War II
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1968.37.3
Description
Leather belt. The belt is fitted at one end with a metal belt plate.
Context
Owned by Charles A. Dean of Woodstocker, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.37
Source or Donor
Hartshorne, Edward
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Belt
Male
Made or Created
1862-1864
Lexicon
Belt,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Dean, Charles Augustus (1844-1921)
Related Place
Woodstock
Related Event
Civil War
Belt Buckle
Name/Title
Belt Buckle
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.4
Description
Brass belt buckle with static center bar.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Buckle, Belt,Buckle, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989)
World War II
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1943.17
Description
Miniature New Testament Bible. The book is bound in black leather and the cover secures closed with a flap opposite the binding. The flap would be tied with a cord inserted through two holes on the front cover, now missing.
Context
Owned by Almeron C. Inman during the Civil War. The bible was stolen from Inman's knapsack by a Confederate soldier during the Battle of Wilderness. Years later, after Inman's associate Dr. E. J. Foster placed an advertisement in a newspaper in Fredericksburg, Virginia, asking for the Bible's return, Davis B. Berry gave it back.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1943.17
Source or Donor
Nye, Rev. Rowland F.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Book,Other Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Leather
Relationships
Inman, Almeron C.
Civil War
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1951.27.2
Description
Small book with missing cover. There are two holes in the book that increase in size toward the interior. The book contains and alphabetical list of English words, with no definitions or additional information.
Use
Used to teach and practice reading aloud.
Context
Owned by John Bain of Burlington, Vermont. Likely sent to him as a Christmas present during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.27
Source or Donor
Scott, Lillian Agnes
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860-1865
Lexicon
Dictionary,Book,Other Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Leather
Relationships
Bain, John J. (1809-1874)
Burlington
Civil War
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.6a-b
Description
Black leather boots. The boots has a low heel and the shaft extends to the wearer's mid-calf. The sole is leather with no treads.
Context
Worn by General George J. Stannard during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Boot,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Civil War
Box
Interpretative Labels
Retail Box for Pistol, 1850-1856 Robbins & Lawrence (1847-1857) Windsor, Vermont Cardboard #1981.5 Nicanor Kendall, Richard Lawrence, and Samuel Robbins became manufacturing partners in 1844 and won a government contract to make 10,000 rifles. They were made in a new brick armory built by the company in Windsor. In 1847 Kendall left the company. The Lawrence and Robbins Company became famous for introducing the use of interchangeable parts in the manufacturing process. Before they went bankrupt in 1857, due to an unexpected cancellation of a major contract, they employed over 150 men. Their firm was also crucial in nurturing the careers of the men who started Vermont’s important machine tool industry in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1981.5a-b
Description
Rectangular cardboard box with separate lid. The center of the lid has a black paper label, "PATENT REVOLVING HAMMER PISTOL; MANUFACTURED BY The Robbins and Lawrence Company, WINDSOR, VERMONT. WITH POWDER FLASK, BALL MOULD, WIPER & WRENCH. Printed by Vermont Chronicle Press--Windsor."
Context
Made to hold a pistol and accessories made by The Robbins and Lawrence Company of Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
Robbins & Lawrence
1850-1856
Windsor
Lexicon
Box,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Vermont Chronicle Press
Windsor
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.6ab
Description
A small, cardboard box with a large paper mailing label. The box is addressed to "W. V. Mason Civil Air Patrol Waterbury, Vermont
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Box, Jewelry,Box, Accessory,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
Waterbury
Breast Collar
Name/Title
Breast Collar
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.1.3 a-c
Description
Breast collar, or breastplate, consisting of a breastplate, girthstrap and martingale attachment. The piece has leather construction with a large shield in center. The shield is made of leather and covered with enameled leather that is quite degraded. Affixed to the shield is an eagle, most likely of made of brass. The piece has brass buckles. The side pieces of the breastplate have a layer of enameled (colored) leather sewn to base layer that is cracked and in some places is detached from base layer. The girthstrap has torn off.
Context
Owned by Major General George Stannard during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
1860
New York City
Lexicon
Collar, Breast,Tack, Animal,Land Transportation Accessories,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Leather, Brass
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886), Grand Army of the Republic
Georgia
Civil War
Bridle
Name/Title
Bridle
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.1.2 ab
Description
Bridle consisting of headstall and bit. The leather headstall has two cast metal rosettes with eagles. There are remnants of colored enameled leather on the browband. There are two sets of reins: one sewn together at the ends and one buckled. The martingale attachment that attaches to a breastplate is strung through lower set of reins by brass rings. Two leather round rein stops are strung through the lower set of reins. The iron bit is brass plated with two large eagle bosses on either side.
Context
Used by Major General George Stannard during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
1855-1875
New York City
Lexicon
Bridle,Tack, Animal,Land Transportation Accessories,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Leather, Brass, Iron
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Georgia
Civil War
Brigadier General Stephen Thomas
Name/Title
Brigadier General Stephen Thomas
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-146
Description
Portrait to the waist of an older man in uniform. He has short gray hair, parted on the left, blue eyes, a full mustache, and a long gray beard. Four gold buttons on front of his military coat are visible. He is holding the handle of a gold sword and stands before a dark sky with golden clouds.
Artwork Details
Oil
Thomas, Stephen (1809-1903)
Context
Brigadier General Stephen Thomas was commander of the 8th Vt. Regiment in the Civil War.
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1886
Lexicon
Painting,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Montpelier
Civil War
Bullet
Name/Title
Bullet
Entry/Object ID
2012.24.3a-b
Description
Fired 9 mm bullet and casing.
Context
Used during the murder of Isabelle Norton in Randolph, VT, 1941.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.24
Source or Donor
Angell, Philip A., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Bullet,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Metal
Relationships
Norton, Isabelle Mary Tilton (1917-1941), Reid, William J.
Randolph
Bullet
Name/Title
Bullet
Entry/Object ID
2012.24.4a-b
Description
Fired 9 mm bullet and casing.
Context
Used during the murder of Isabelle Norton in Randolph, VT, 1941.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.24
Source or Donor
Angell, Philip A., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Bullet,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Norton, Isabelle Mary Tilton (1917-1941), Reid, William J.
Randolph
Bullet
Name/Title
Bullet
Entry/Object ID
2012.24.5a-b
Description
Fired 9 mm bullet and casing.
Context
Used during the murder of Isabelle Norton in Randolph, VT, 1941.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.24
Source or Donor
Angell, Philip A., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Bullet,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Metal
Relationships
Norton, Isabelle Mary Tilton (1917-1941), Reid, William J.
Randolph
Bullet
Name/Title
Bullet
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3r
Description
Metal bullet. The bullet is tapered at one end and has three inscribed lines at the other end.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Bullet,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Materials
Metal
Bullet
Name/Title
Bullet
Entry/Object ID
1907.2.2a-c
Description
Molded metal bullet. The bullet comes to a slight point at the front, and has three ridges around it at the back. It came in a small bandbox.
Context
On the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 3, 1863), Cpl. Joseph W. Hitchcock of Col. G., 13th Vermont Volunteers was shot in the leg with this bullet. The bullet remained in his leg for nearly four years. When it finally came near the surface, he removed it himself with a jack-knife.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1907.2
Source or Donor
Dean, Mrs. A. E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1863
Lexicon
Bullet,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Hitchcock, Joseph
Gettysburg
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Bullet Mold
Name/Title
Bullet Mold
Entry/Object ID
1940.4ab
Description
Rectangular bullet mold. The mold is split into two halves that join together with wooden dowels. When joined, there is a small well at the seam with drill channels leading to round molds. There are eleven holes.
Context
Found in Swanton, Vermont, ca. 1930.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1940.4
Source or Donor
Smalley, Mrs. H. A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Mold, Bullet,Mold, Ammunition,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Relationships
Swanton
Fenian Raids
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.8
Description
Silver-colored, metal button featuring the symbol of the Civil Air Patrol -- a triangle with a propeller in the middle.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
Calling Card
Name/Title
Calling Card
Entry/Object ID
1951.4.7
Description
Rectangular card of thick paper with a glossy finish. The background of the card is a cream color, but has darkened to a dark brown around the edges. It is printed with the inscription, "J. C. Wait," in large, cursive letters at the center, and "Lieut. U.S.N." in smaller cursive letters at the bottom right.
Use
Calling cards such as this could be left in lieu of a formal social or business visit.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.4
Source or Donor
Wait, Marjorie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1825
Lexicon
Card, Identification,Personal Identification,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
US Navy
Danville
Civil War
Cannonball
Name/Title
Cannonball
Entry/Object ID
1965.26.15b
Description
Small round metal cannonball.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1965.26
Source or Donor
Fletcher Free Library
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Cannonball,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Lead
Relationships
American Revolutionary War
Cannonball
Name/Title
Cannonball
Entry/Object ID
1980.27.2
Description
Round iron cannonball with pitted surface. A large seam is around the center of the ball.
Context
Taken from the wreck of the "Royal Savage" and given to Dr. Chittick to use playing marbles or pool.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.27
Source or Donor
Chittick, Dr. & Mrs.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
18th Century
Lexicon
Cannonball,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Lake Champlain
American Revolutionary War
Cannonball
Name/Title
Cannonball
Entry/Object ID
1980.27.3
Description
Round, cast iron cannonball with uneven, mottled surface.
Context
Taken from the wreck of the "Royal Savage" and given to Dr. Chittick to use playing marbles or pool.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.27
Source or Donor
Chittick, Dr. & Mrs.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
18th Century
Lexicon
Cannonball,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Lake Champlain
American Revolutionary War
Canteen
Name/Title
Canteen
Entry/Object ID
1924.5
Description
Wooden, barrel-style canteen or water bottle. The canteen is circular with flat sides. One sides is etched with the inscription, "W x MILLERS BOTTLE RYEGATE VT". The back is inscribed, "JAMES JAMES EIELD". At the top is a small board between the side hoops with a hole drilled through for inserting a spout or cork. There is another, smaller hole near it to allow airflow.
Context
Used by W. Miller of Ryegate, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1924.5
Source or Donor
Jones, Walter E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Canteen,Drinking Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Miller, W
Ryegate
Canteen
Name/Title
Canteen
Entry/Object ID
1945.20.1ab
Description
Round, canvas-covered canteen with long leather strap. The canteen is printed on one side with "U.S. F" and has "P.S. Howes CoF 1st Vt" handwritten on the other side. The leather strap attaches to metal rings on either side of the canteen.
Context
Used by Phil S. Howes during the Spanish-American War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.20
Source or Donor
Howes, Mildred B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890
United States of America
Lexicon
Canteen,Drinking Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941)
Spanish-American War
Canteen
Name/Title
Canteen
Entry/Object ID
1946.17.3ab
Description
Round, canvas-covered canteen with long leather strap. The canteen is printed on one side with hand-painted with the inscription, "Lt. Patterson" on one side. The leather strap attaches to metal rings on either side of the canteen.
Context
Used by First Lieutenant S. A. W. Patterson in China as part of the Boxer Rebellion Relief Expedition, 1900.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1946.17
Source or Donor
Patterson, Major D. W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1900
United States of America
Lexicon
Canteen,Drinking Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Cotton, Leather
Relationships
Patterson, S. A. W.
China
Boxer Rebellion
Canteen
Name/Title
Canteen
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.17
Description
Round, tin canteen with a pouring/drinking spout at the center top. There is no textile cover. The label, "Walter CoE. 15 Regt. Vt. Vol Fifer" is scratched into the neck of the spout. There is a cork stopper with a metal ring. The cork is attached to a side bracket with a chain. Three side brackets hold a long, woven strap around the seam of the canteen.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
1861-1865
Lexicon
Canteen,Drinking Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Cotton
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Canteen
Name/Title
Canteen
Entry/Object ID
1968.37.1
Description
Round metal canteen covered in plain-woven wool. There is an attached cotton shoulder strap. The spout of the canteen is at the center top, and there is no stopper.
Context
Owned by Charles A. Dean of Woodstock, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.37
Source or Donor
Hartshorne, Edward
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1862-1864
Lexicon
Canteen,Drinking Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Wool, Metal, Cloth
Relationships
Dean, Charles A.
Woodstock
Civil War
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1973.36.5
Description
Khaki wool doughboy cap.
Context
Worn by Guy Hiram Boyce of Moretown, Vermont while in the US Army during World War I.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.36
Source or Donor
Boyce, Edmund L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918-1919
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Cap,Uniform,Headwear,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Boyce, Guy Hiram (1889-1973)
Moretown
World War I
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
2007.30.5a
Description
Navy blue wool cape with black velvet collar and dark red wool lining. The cape secures at the center breast with two large, navy frogs, that attach on both sides.
Context
Worn by Amelia Helene Angelico Lissor of Montpelier, VT, while in the Navy Nurse Corps, 1956-1958.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2007.30
Source or Donor
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cloak
Female
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1955
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform,Cloak,Cape,Status Symbols,Outerwear,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931), US Navy
Montpelier
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
2006.24.5
Description
Circular, navy blue wool cape with black velvet falling collar. The cape opens up the center front and secures at the neck with a large metal hook and eye. There is a large silk cord frog across the front that secures at the shoulders. There are interior slit pockets on both sides of the open. The right pocket has a label that reads, "B. Turk & Bro. Burlington, Vt." and a handwritten label that reads, "Col. M. B. Roberts Jan. '05".
Context
Worn by Col. Merritt B. Roberts of Rupert, Vermont, as part of the National Guard. Roberts was part of the Governor's Home Guard from 1904 to 1906 under Governor Charles Bell.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.24
Source or Donor
Roberts, C. Sheldon
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
B. Turk & Bro.
1904-1906
Lexicon
Uniform, Military Dress,Uniform, Military,Cape,Uniform,Outerwear,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Bell, Charles J. (1845-1909), Roberts, Merritt (1858-1928), Vermont National Guard
Rupert, Vermont State House
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
2016.1.9
Description
Navy blue wool nurse's cape with red wool lining. It opens at the center front and secures just below the neckline with two self-fabric straps that attach to buttons on either side of the opening. It has a short standing collar embroidered with the inscriptions "M.H.M.H." on the right and "46" on the left (both in yellow). There is an interior slit pocket on the left side. A sewn-in tag at the back neckline reads, "Marvine Neitzel Corp. Quality Capes and Nurses' Apparel Troy, N.Y. U.S.A." and three additional tags create the initials "A E B" with one letter on each tag.
Context
Worn by Amelia Brown Maver of Boltonville, Vermont, at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.1
Source or Donor
Maver, Kathryn J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Marvin Neitzel Corporation
1943-1949
Troy
Lexicon
Cape,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Maver, Amelia Brown (1924-2014), Mary Hitchcock Hospital
Boltonville, Hanover
World War II
Cartridge Box
Name/Title
Cartridge Box
Entry/Object ID
1943.14
Description
Leather pouch with a folding flap cover and two belt loops on the back. A handwritten notes is attached to the front flap explaining that the pouch was captured during the Civil War.

Civil War cartridge box used by John S. Moseby's Confederate Guerillas. Note describing capture on front.
Context
Used by John S. Moseby's Confederate Guerillas and captures by the 1st Vermont Cavalry at Union Mills, Virginia.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1943.14
Source or Donor
Shepherd, Bert
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Box, Cartridge,Box, Armament,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Paper
Relationships
Nownes, Charles, Shepard, Clarina
Union Mills, Marshfield
Civil War
Cartridge Box
Name/Title
Cartridge Box
Entry/Object ID
2012.32.3
Description
Small leather pouch that closes with an upper flap. The flap secures over a button at the bottom of the pouch. There is a metal badge at the center of the flap in the shape of a shield molded with a sun over three peaks on the left and a United States flag on the right. There is a vertical leather strap on the reverse, through which a piece of olive-green lacing is threaded.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.32
Source or Donor
Buxton, J. Brooks
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860-1865
Lexicon
Box, Cartridge,Box, Armament,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Leather, Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
New York
Related Event
Civil War
Cartridge Case
Name/Title
Cartridge Case
Entry/Object ID
1968.37.2
Description
Leather cartridge case that secures with a flap that covers the front of the case. There are slits for a metal plate (missing) at the center front. The interior is fitted with two tin inserts, each separated into two sections. Beneath the front flap on the front of the case is an additional envelope-style pouch. Printed with label, "WATERTOWN ARSENEL 1864".
Context
Owned by Charles Augustus Dean of Woodstock, Vermont, who fought with the 8th Vermont Infantry during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.37
Source or Donor
Hartshorne, Edward
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1862-1864
Lexicon
Case, Cartridge,Case, Armament,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Paper
Relationships
Dean, Charles A.
Woodstock, Watertown
Related Event
Civil War
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1962.13.1
Description
Small bone trinket. The piece is rectangular on one end, and has a cross on the other. Though it looks like a key now, it was likely meant to represent a church.
Context
Made by Walter Graham while a prisoner of war in Danville, Virginia, prison No. 1 during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1962.13
Source or Donor
Langele, Ada Graham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Graham, Thomas Walter (1840-1901)
1864-1865
Danville
Lexicon
Carving,Relic, Historic,Sculpture,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bone
Relationships
Arlington
Civil War
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1962.13.2
Description
Small carved bone anvil and hammer. The two are connected by a metal wire.
Context
Made by Walter Graham while a prisoner of war in Danville, Virginia, prison No. 1 during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1962.13
Source or Donor
Langele, Ada Graham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Graham, Thomas Walter (1840-1901)
1864-1865
Danville
Lexicon
Carving,Sculpture,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bone
Relationships
Arlington
Civil War
Chest
Interpretative Labels
Trunk or Chest, circa 1770 Germany (Hesse or Brunswick) Iron and wood Anonymous Gift, #1912.1 This heavy iron trunk was brought to New Jersey by Hessian mercenaries serving in the British army. Victorious Americans captured it at the Battle of Trenton in 1777. It was acquired by Richard Morris, Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court, who sent it to his son, Lewis, in Springfield, Vermont. Attached was a note instructing Lewis to use the trunk “to secure your valuables from that dishonest and reckless population of the Green Mountain State, who have held against the just and true claims of New York.”
Name/Title
Chest
Entry/Object ID
1912.1
Description
Large, black iron chest with strapped reinforcement. The lid of the chest overhangs the body and hinges open at the back. The ends each have a large U-shaped handle, threaded and secured through large iron eyes. The front has four large iron eyes with straps for locking the chest closed. The center front is decorated with a large, floral escutcheon applied onto the side.
Context
Used by a Hessian regiment in the Revolutionary War. It was captured at the Battle of Trenton and given to Lewis R. Morris of Springfield, VT "to secure your valuables from that dishonest and reckless population of the Green Mountain State, who have held against the just and true claims of New York."
Acquisition
Accession Number
1912.1
Source or Donor
Ballard, S.J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
Made or Created
1770
Germany
Lexicon
Chest,Trunk,Storage & Display Furniture,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Furniture,Personal Gear,Category 02: Furnishings,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
Morris, Lewis Richard (1760-1825), Morris, Richard (1730-1810)
Springfield
American Revolutionary War
Cloth Fragment
Name/Title
Cloth Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1930.6
Description
Small, rectangular piece of white fabric. The fabric is pasted onto a piece of blue-lined paper and held within a gilded frame. The paper has the handwritten inscription, "A piece of cloth stained with the Late President A. Lincoln's blood and which was paced between his head and this [sic] pillow. Presented by C.K.W. Strong Aug 29, 1865".
Context
Piece of cloth stained with Abraham Lincoln's blood. The piece was owned by C. K. W. Strong of Rutland, Vermont, a clerk in the war department during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.6
Source or Donor
Field, Fred A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1865
Lexicon
Relic, Historic,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Materials
Glass, Cloth
Relationships
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
Civil War
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1288a
Description
Olive green wool overcoat. The coat is double breasted with two rows of three buttons. There is an olive green satin lining with two set-in pockets. The upper left sleeve bears a circular blue patch with a gold embroidered eagle.
Context
Worn by Major Max Rock of Barre, Vermont, during World War Two
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Fabric
Boiled Wool
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1940-1945
United States of America
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Rock, Max Albert (1912-1995)
Barre City
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1994.53.2
Description
Grey wool Confederate uniform coat with two rows of brass buttons. The buttons are impressed with a Federal eagle emblem. The wide-cut sleeves are decorated with gold braided strapwork. There are three gold braid bars on the collar, indicating the rank of Captain.
Context
Captured by Edwin C. Hall of Co. G, 10th Vermont in Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1994.53
Source or Donor
Hall, Althea
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860-1865
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Coat,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Hall, Edwin C. (1845- 1913)
Petersburg
Civil War
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1978.20.1
Description
Long blue wool coat. The coat secures up the center front with two rows of nine brass buttons each. The buttons are separated into groups of three. The collar and sleeve cuffs are accented with black velvet. There are two rectangular shoulder straps outlined with gold braid and appliqued with two gold stars each. The coat is lined with blue silk satin.
Context
Worn by General William Wells of Waterbury, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1978.20
Source or Donor
Martin, Peter
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Brass
Silk
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Wells, William (1837-1892)
Waterbury
Civil War
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2001.25.1
Description
Calf-length, green wool coat. The coat is double breast and secures with three metal buttons. It has a wide lapel collar. There are two exterior buttons at the side front hips. The cuffs of the sleeves are pointed. The coat is lined in green satin.
Context
Worn by Frank Birch Easton, Jr. as a pilot in the US Marines during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.25
Source or Donor
Easton, Frank Birch, Jr. (1916-2009)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Overcoat
Male
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Coat,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Easton, Frank Birch, Jr. (1916-2009), United States Marine Corps
Craftsbury Common
World War II
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.3
Description
Blue wool overcoat. The coat opens in the center front and secures with 5 brass buttons. The neckline has a fall collar and attached capelet. The capelet buttons down the center front with 5 brass buttons. The buttons on both the coat and capelet are impressed with an eagle and shield. The inscription, "Fifer/T. B. Walter/CoE 15" is hand inked onto the lining of the proper left sleeve near the shoulder. The inscription "U. S. Inspector/Wm. Phillips/[illeg]". The coat is lined in wool with canvas pockets attached to the interior on each side.
Context
Worn by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
1861
Lexicon
Greatcoat,Overcoat,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2007.30.4
Description
Navy blue, double-breasted wool coat. The coat has two rows of buttons on the front, with the closure securing on the proper left side. There is a strap across the back that can be adjusted for fit with two buttons.
Context
Worn by Amelia Helene Angelico Lissor of Montpelier, VT, while in the Navy Nurse Corps, 1956-1958.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2007.30
Source or Donor
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
12 Reg (32" waist)
Fabric
Boiled Wool
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1955
United States of America
Lexicon
Jacket, Pea,Uniform,Overcoat,Status Symbols,Outerwear,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931), US Navy
Montpelier
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1279
Description
Green wool uniform coat with a 3-inch standing collar. The coat has three rows spherical metal buttons with a brass shank and pewter fronts. Only the center row is functional. The body of the jacket is unlined, and the sleeves are lined with white linen. There are two rows of gold braid on either side of the collar, now mostly loose.
Context
Found in a house in Barre, Vermont. Possibly used during the War of 1812.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1810
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Coat,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Barre City
War of 1812
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.8
Description
Double-breasted blue wool coat. The full-length coat opens in the center and secures with three buttons (six visible). There are two front pockets that secure with flaps. The lapels are decorated with matching "A.R.C." pins. There are green grosgrain epaulets. The upper right arm has a round white patch with an embroidered red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE", around the edge. The lower right arm has five embroidered patches: three chevrons and two bars. The coat is lined in blue satin.
Context
The insignia on the arm indicates fourteen years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
Made or Created
Howard Uniforms
Baltimore
Lexicon
Greatcoat,Overcoat,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
American Red Cross
Burlington
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.2a
Description
Uniform coat of dark navy blue wool. The coat is double breast with two rows of 9 brass buttons. The buttons are impressed with an eagle. There are rectangular epaulets with gold-work stars and borders. The short, standing collar is black velvet. The coat is fully lined, and the lining is machine quilted.
Context
Worn by General George J. Stannard during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Brass
Gold
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Coat, Frock,Uniform,Coat,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Civil War
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1965.26.3
Description
Uniform coat with navy body and red trim. The coat has a tall, standing collar and sloping shoulders. The wide front lapels are decorated down the length of both sides with white bound buttonholes and brass buttons. The back of the coat falls in tails lined with white glazed cotton. Each tail is turned back and held with decorative hearts. Two pocket flaps are placed on the reverse and decorated with white bound buttonholes and brass buttons.
Context
Worn by Jacob Perkins of Orwell, VT during the War of 1812.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1965.26
Source or Donor
Fletcher Free Library
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1812
Lexicon
Coat,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Perkins, Jacob (1787-1846)
Orwell
War of 1812
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1287a-c
Description
Grey wool coat with three rows of round brass buttons on the front. The buttons are visually attached with horizontal lines of braid couched onto the front of the coat. The sleeve cuffs are decorated with the same buttons and braid as well as three lines of gold braid. The upper arms are decorated with large navy and gold chevrons. The back of the coat is elongated into tails.
Context
Likely worn by Captain Floyd A. Mitchell of Barre, Vermont, while a student at West Point.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1920-1924
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Coat,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Mitchell, Floyd Allen (1901-1944), West Point
Barre Town
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1999.23.7
Description
Tan canvas uniform coat flat-lined with heavy wool. The coat secures up the center front with two rows of brown plastic buttons. There is a wide, heavy collar. There are two buttons at the front hips. The width of the cuffs can be adjusted with a strap and buttons and there is a wool-lined belt that secures with a metal buckle at the wearer's waist. The upper left sleeve has two patches: a bar with the inscription "AIRBORNE", and a black circle with a yellow, four-towed talon (the insignia of the 17th Airborne).
Context
Worn by Louis Provost Peck of Montpelier, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.23
Source or Donor
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
36
Fabric
Canvas
Material
Cotton
Wool
Plastic
Made or Created
1942
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Coat,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Montpelier
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2016.1.7
Description
Grey nylon raincoat. The coat opens down the center front and secures with three buttons. There is a belt that goes around the waist and secures with a plastic buckle. There are two pockets at the front hips. There are self-fabric epaulets at the shoulders that secure with buttons. There are pockets set into the side seams on both sides. There is a label inside the neck facing that reads, "U.S. Nurse Corps / Name: Amelia E. Brown / School: Mary Hitchcock Mem. / Hanover, N.H."
Context
Worn by Amelia Brown Maver of Boltonville, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.1
Source or Donor
Maver, Kathryn J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
14 (32/26/35)
Material
Nylon
Made or Created
1943-1949
United States of America
Lexicon
Coat,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Maver, Amelia Brown (1924-2014), Mary Hitchcock Hospital
Boltonville, Hanover
World War II
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2016.1.8
Description
Grey wool uniform coat. The coat opens down the front, offset slightly to the left, and secures with a line of four grey plastic buttons. There are two pockets set at the hips. There are red ribbon epaulets at the shoulders that secure with buttons. A name tag sewn into the front facing reads, "Name: Amelia E. Brown/ School: Mary Hitchcock/ Address: Hanover, N.H." A tag at the neck reads, "size 12 J.C. Penney, Inc. 100% wool 3090".
Context
Worn by Amelia Brown Maver of Boltonville, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.1
Source or Donor
Maver, Kathryn J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
12 (30/24/33)
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1943-1949
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Coat,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Maver, Amelia Brown (1924-2014), Mary Hitchcock Hospital
Boltonville, Hanover
World War II
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.93.1a
Description
Commemorative ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is copper and molded with the word, "VETERAN". The ribbon is pink plain-woven silk. The copper medallion is in the shape of an even-armed cross with the Vermont state seal molded into the center.
Context
Worn by a former member of the Vermont National Guard
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.93
Source or Donor
Willey, Chauncy Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
J. K. Davison
Philadelphia
Lexicon
Medal,Ribbon, Commemorative,Decoration of Honor,Award,Commemorative,Achievement Symbols,Memorabilia,Personal Symbols,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper, Silk, Paper, Bronze
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3g
Description
Commemorative ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is molded with the word, "SOUVENIR". The grosgrain ribbon is blue in the center with red and white stripes along either edge. It is printed in gold with the inscription, "U. S. V. CAMP GEO. H. THOMAS 1898". The medallion is shaped like a cross pattee with a circular gold disk in the center molded with an image of three bayoneted guns propped against each other with a canteen and large case hanging from the center. The back of the disk is molded with an image of a soldier standing in front of two pup tents.
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty to commemorate his time training at Camp George H. Thomas in Chicamauga, Georgia. The USV (United Spanish War Veterans) was a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War that formed in 1904.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Schwaab S. & S. Co.
1904
Milwaukee
Lexicon
Ribbon, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Camp Chickamauga
Spanish-American War
Cribbage Board
Name/Title
Cribbage Board
Entry/Object ID
1920.3.2
Description
Wooden cribbage board. The front of the board has four rows of 30 holes around the outside with two additional holes in the center of each short end. There are five holes along the center of the board, each on an etched line.

The back of the board is pasted with a piece of paper bearing the handwritten inscription, "This Cribbage Board was made from a fence rail, pierced with musket balls during the battle of Antietam, September Seventeenth 1862. The rail was taken from a fence in in front of the 2nd division of the 6th corps and the board was cut out and made by a private soldier in Batt's Brigade."
Context
Made from a fence rail that was pierced with musket balls during the Battle of Antietam. Owned by General William Farrar Smith.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1920.3
Source or Donor
Smith, Clara Farrar
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1862
Lexicon
Board, Cribbage,Gameboard,Component, Game,Game Equipment,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903)
St. Albans City
Civil War
Cromwell's Soldier's Bible
Name/Title
Cromwell's Soldier's Bible
Entry/Object ID
1981.25
Description
Small, bound book with a textured blue cover. The cover is printed in gold with the title, "CROMWELL'S Soldie's Bible:" and an image of a dove flying above an open book with the inscription, "Glad Tiding". The first page bears the signature of the owner ("Geo. B. Barnet") and the work's extended title, "The Soldier's Pocket-Bible: Issued for the Use of the Army of Oliver Cromwell, A. D. 1643. Published by the American Tract Society, 150 Naussau Street, New York." The book consists of 32 pages of text written handbook style with a direction (i.e. "A Soldier Must not Do Wickedly") followed by related Bible excerpts written in paragraph form.
Context
Owned by George Barnet of Newbury, Vermont during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.25
Source or Donor
Atwell, Ralph Gilmore
Lexicon
Bible,Book,Text, Religious,Other Documents,Religious Objects,Documentary Objects,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Barnett, George B.
Newbury
Civil War
Crupper
Name/Title
Crupper
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.1.5 a-b
Description
Crupper, piece of horse tack that attaches to the back of a saddle and then runs under the horse's tail to stabilize the saddle. It is comprised of two parts: the crupper itself, an oblong piece of leather that is flat at narrow end with an attached brass ring and rolled at wide semicircular end that sat under horse's tail; and a leather strap with brass buckle to attach crupper to saddle.
There are small pieces of chestnut hair (probably horse's tail) stuck in the leather of the rolled piece of crupper.
Part of complete tack that belonged to
Context
Owned by Major General George Stannard during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
1860
New York City
Lexicon
Crupper,Strap, Harness,Tack, Animal,Land Transportation Accessories,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Brass
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886), Grand Army of the Republic
Georgia
Civil War
Cup
Name/Title
Cup
Entry/Object ID
1945.20.5
Description
Round tin cup with flat ear-shaped handle. The cup has straight sides and the edges of the cup and handle are rolled. The handle is stamped "US" and scratched with the letter H. On the bottom is scratched, "P.S. Howes Co. F. 1st Vt.".
Context
Used by Phil Howes of Company F, 1st Vermont during the Spanish-American War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.20
Source or Donor
Howes, Mildred B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890
Lexicon
Cup,Drinking Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941)
Adamant
Spanish-American War
Cup
Name/Title
Cup
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.13
Description
Tin cup with a rolled top lip reinforced with a wire. The bottom is soldered over the sides, and side seam is folded and soldered.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Cup,Drinking Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Cup
Name/Title
Cup
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.14
Description
Tin cup with straight handle attached just below the rim. The top lip is reinforced with a wire, and the handle is attached with two rivets. The bottom is soldered over the sides, and the side seam is folded and soldered. The top of the handle is scratched with the label, "Fifer Walter/ 15 Regt Vt Vol Co. E."
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Cup,Drinking Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Cutlass
Name/Title
Cutlass
Entry/Object ID
1968.24.1
Description
Curved sword with no scabbard. The grip is missing, leaving a bare tang with a loose metal ring holding the sword and guard together.
Context
Captured by a member of the 8th Vermont Regiment during the Civil War from the former home of Zachary Taylor in Louisiana.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.24
Source or Donor
Veayo, George
Lexicon
Cutlass,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel
Relationships
Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)
Louisiana
Civil War
Dennis Duhigg
Name/Title
Dennis Duhigg
Entry/Object ID
1968.49.10
Description
Oval portrait showing a mustached man in a military uniform. His hair is parted at the side. His uniform coat buttons down the center front, and he has rectangular epaulets on either shoulder.
Artwork Details
Duhigg, Dennis (1841-1864)
Context
Dennis Duhigg enlisted into the Union Army from Lyndon, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.49
Source or Donor
Ford, Corilla
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1862-1864
Lexicon
Photograph, Black-and-White,Drawing,Photograph,Graphic Documents,Art,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
Ditty Bag
Name/Title
Ditty Bag
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.1
Description
White cotton pouch filled with miscellaneous objects. The pouch is shaped like a wedge with a raw-edged opening at the top, a straight edge formed on a fold at the left, and a curved edge stitched with running stitches in black thread from the bottom of the fold to the top opening. Inside the pouch is a metal button, a buckle on a broken leather strap, a small screwdriver fashioned from a clock winding key, and several pieces of chalk.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter, a musician in Co. E, 15th Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
1960-1963
Lexicon
Bag, Ditty,Bag, Carrying,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Cotton, Metal, Chalk
Relationships
Walter, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Document Box
Name/Title
Document Box
Entry/Object ID
1951.27.1
Description
Small, cotton-covered box. The box closes like an envelope, with only one of the long ends opening. The flap secures closed with a piece of twine. On of the sides is painted with the shipping label, "John Bain Co. A, First Vt. Cavalry Camp near Fort Scott, Virginia, December 24 1862".
Use
Used to hold and ship a small word book (1951.27.2).
Context
Owned by John Bain of Burlington, Vermont. Likely sent to him as a Christmas present during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.27
Source or Donor
Scott, Lillian Agnes
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1862
Lexicon
Case, Document,Container, Document,Writing Accessories,Written Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Cotton
Relationships
Bain, John J. (1809-1874)
Burlington
Civil War
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2007.30.8a
Description
Heavily-starched, white long-sleeved dress. The dress opens down the center front and secures with post-backed buttons, now missing. There is a breast pocket on the proper left.
Context
Worn by Amelia Helene Angelico Lissor of Montpelier, VT, while in the Navy Nurse Corps, 1956-1958.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2007.30
Source or Donor
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
12 R (30/24/33)
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Naval Clothing Depot
1955
Brooklyn
Lexicon
Uniform,Dress,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931), US Navy
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.3
Description
White cotton long-sleeved dress. The dress opens down the center front from neck to hem, securing with eight white plastic buttons. There is a pointed fall collar and the sleeves end in blue cuffs. There are three pockets on the front: two at the hips and one at the right breast. The breast pocket has a red cross embroidered patch. The left sleeve has two small red embroidered line or bar patches above the cuff. The dress originally included a belt, now missing.
Context
The two bars on the sleeve indicate two years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
Guild Uniforms
1941-1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Overdress,Uniform,Dress,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
American Red Cross
World War II
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2007.30.7a
Description
Short-sleeved, seersucker dress. The dress has a pointed falling collar and secures down the center front with post-backed buttons (now missing). A belt stretches across the waist band and secures at either side with molded plastic buttons, possibly matches for the missing buttons.
Context
Worn by Amelia Helene Angelico Lissor of Montpelier, VT, while in the Navy Nurse Corps, 1956-1958.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2007.30
Source or Donor
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
12 Reg (30/24/33)
Fabric
Seersucker
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Naval Clothing Depot
1955
Brooklyn
Lexicon
Uniform,Dress,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931), US Navy
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.4
Description
Grey short-sleeved uniform dress that opens down the center with eight white plastic buttons. The dress has a pointed fall collar of self fabric as well as a white, detachable collar buttoned on the inside of the neckline. There are three pockets on the front: two at the hips and one at the right breast. the breast pocket has a square, white patch with a red embroidered cross. The right sleeve has a round white patch with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER" around the edge.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
Gray
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Dress,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
American Red Cross
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.5
Description
Long-sleeved grey cotton uniform dress with white detachable collar, cuffs, and epaulets. The dress opens down the center front and secures with eleven white, plastic buttons. There are three front pockets: two on the hips and one on the right breast. The breast pocket has a square white patch with an embroidered red cross. The top of the pocket has a rectangular name tag pinned to it reading "Mrs. Schoppe". Above the nametag is a bar pin showing blue sides with a white center and a red cross. The upper right sleeve has a round white patch with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER" around the edge. Beneath the patch are three additional embroidered red patches: two chevrons and a bar. There is a self-fabric belt around the waist that secures at the front with two white plastic buttons.
Context
Worn by Cora Parkhurst Schoppe of Burlington, Vermont, in both military hospitals and Mary Fletcher Hospital. The insignia on the right arm indicates nine years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Dress,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Schoppe, Cora Parkhurst (1891-1977), American Red Cross
Burlington
World War II
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2016.1.4
Description
Blue-grey cotton uniform dress. The dress is short-sleeved and buttons up the center front with silver-toned metal buttons concealed behind a placket. There is a small pocket on the left breast, and a large pocket at the right hip. The right sleeve has a white patch with the red inscription, "CADE NURSE", around a a red oval with a white cross on it and the black initials US. The back neckline has a tag that reads, "SANFORIZED-SHRUNK UNIFORMS Marvin Neitzel CORP TROY, N.Y." There are buttonholes at the back of the neck, the bottom of the sleeves (two each), and on the waist band (front and back).
Context
Worn by Amelia Brown Maver of Boltonville, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.1
Source or Donor
Maver, Kathryn J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
14 (32/26/35)
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Marvin Neitzel Corporation
1943-1949
Troy
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Dress,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Maver, Amelia Brown (1924-2014), Mary Hitchcock Hospital
Boltonville, Hanover
World War II
Drum
Name/Title
Drum
Entry/Object ID
1980.18.1
Description
Side drum with maple shell. The shell is nailed at the seam with copper nails. The drum has an inner hoop of ash (about 15 mm wide). There is a vent hole in the side edged with horn. The drum has counterhoops made of dark-stained maple, each with eight holes for stringing rope. Each rim has eight iron hooks placed over the holes. Rope (not original) is strung in a zigzag pattern between the hooks. There are eight leather braces (four original). The original braces have two lobes with serrated edges and a flower design stamped onto each lobe. There are six gut snares, each with a leather tab at one end and a brass tensioner at the other end. The heads are vellum over wood fleshhoops. The drum has a printed label that reads, "Massachusetts Drum Manufactory John C. Haynes & Co., 33 Court Street, Boston wholesale and retail dealers in Sheet Music Musical Instruments and Musical Merchandise of every description Particular Attention Paid to Repairing Musical Instruments". Below the label is the handwritten inscription, "J. C. Haynes Co." in pencil.
Context
Used by members of the Lawson family
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.18
Source or Donor
Dowers, Mary Louise
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
John C. Haynes & Co.
1865-1890
Boston
Lexicon
Drum,Instrument, Percussion,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Washington County
Civil War
Drum
Name/Title
Drum
Entry/Object ID
1924.4.1
Description
Side drum with a brass shell and vellum head. The shell has raised concentric rings and rolled edges. The counter hoops are wood, though one is missing. The vellum heads are stretched over wood flesh hoops, though one is missing.
Context
Left by Col. Fredrich Baum's forces on the Bennington Battlefield, Aug. 16, 1777.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1924.4
Source or Donor
Lathrop, William Henry (1855-1940)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1775
Brunswick
Lexicon
Drum,Instrument, Percussion,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
American Revolutionary War, Battle of Bennington
Epaulets
Name/Title
Epaulets
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.13a-l
Description
a--f: Six canvass, red epaulets with button holes on the pointed ends and six snaps at the square end.
g-h: Two dark red, wool epaulets with button holes at the pointed ends and unfinished edges at the other end.
i-j: Two red epaulets with beige lining on the reverse. These have button holes at the pointed ends and three snap at the opposite edge.
k-l: Two pieces of red elastic, fraying at each end.
Epaulets are also called shoulder boards.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Epaulet,Insignia, Shoulder,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989)
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1933.5.2
Description
One-piece fife constructed of fruitwood with brass ferrules. The ferrule on the foot end is missing. The fife has seven circular holes: one for the emboucher, and six key holes.
Context
Used by Aloin McKnight when the Marquise de LaFayette visited Montpelier in 1825.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1933.5
Source or Donor
Porter, Charles F.
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
1800-1825
Lexicon
Fife,Flute,Instrument, Woodwind,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
McKnight, Aloin, LaFayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)
Montpelier
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1954.6.3
Description
One-piece body of rosewood. Ferrules of brass with two engraved lines at each end and one line at center. One emboucher hole and six finger holes. Key of C.
Context
Used by Seymore O. Cook, head musician of the 3rd and later 7th Vermont band.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.6
Source or Donor
Nourse, George D.
Made or Created
John F. M. Joerdans (1859-1874)
1859-1874
New York City
Lexicon
Fife,Flute,Instrument, Woodwind,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Cook, Seymour O. (1811-1887)
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1960.77.3a-b
Description
The fife has a one-piece body of ebony with ferrules of nickel silver which have diagonal engraved lines at each end. Machine-sewn cotton case with ribbon closure.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.77
Source or Donor
Gale, Roy L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
George Cloos (1865-1946)
1882-1949
New York City
Lexicon
Fife,Flute,Instrument, Woodwind,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Materials
Rosewood
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Barre City
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1960.75.3a-b
Description
One-piece body of rosewood. Ferrules of nickel silver with two engraved lines at each end and one line at center. Slide-on mouthpiece of pewter. One emboucher hole and six fingerfoles. Plugged seventh fingerhole above top open fingerhole. Mouthpiece of cast pewter (missing set screw).
Use
The mouthpiece would have allowed a novice musician to sound the instrument without learning the proper fife/flute emboucher.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.75
Source or Donor
Corry, Clark F.
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
1860-1890
United States of America
Lexicon
Fife,Flute,Instrument, Woodwind,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Materials
Pewter, Rosewood, Nickel
Relationships
Civil War
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1960.122
Description
One piece body of boxwood. Concave ferrules of brass with two engraved lines at each end and at center. One emboucher hole and six finger holes. Tuned in key of C.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.122
Source or Donor
Haskins, Clarence H.
Hall, Marion
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
Marsh & Chase
1819-1842
Calais
Lexicon
Fife,Flute,Instrument, Woodwind,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Materials
Boxwood, Brass
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1960.120
Description
One-piece body of boxwood. Concave ferrules of brass with two engraved lines at each end and center.
One emboucher hole and six finger holes. Key of B-flat. Warped.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.120
Source or Donor
LaClair, Irene C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Marsh & Chase
1819-1842
Calais
Lexicon
Fife,Flute,Instrument, Woodwind,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Materials
Boxwood, Brass
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1965.42.5
Description
Rosewood fife with nickel ferrules at either end. The fife has round holes for the mouthpiece and six keys. There is evidence around the mouthpiece of the attachment of a whistle-like attachment to aid in playing.
Context
Used by John Averill of Barre, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1965.42
Source or Donor
Osmer, Harold E.
Made or Created
1860-1865
Lexicon
Fife,Flute,Instrument, Woodwind,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Rosewood, Nickel
Relationships
Averill, John Wilson (1841-1919)
Barre City
Civil War
Fife
Interpretative Labels
Fife and Case, circa 1860 Wood and Brass Estate of Elizabeth Nelson True Blake Walter from Burke was a musician. Like many twenty-year-olds he eagerly did his duty when called to service. He enlisted with Company E, Vermont 15th Regiment with some of his friends. He was a fifer. He mustered in at Brattleboro on October 22, 1862 and the regiment was soon shipped off to Washington as part of the Second Vermont Brigade. Camp life was unhealthy and many Vermonters came down with malaria. Walter died in camp on January 2, 1863 from disease. His family always claimed that he died from homesickness.
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.25a-b
Description
Fife and case. The instrument has six key holes and a one-piece body of dark boxwood or fruitwood. It has brass ferrules with two engraved lines along the inside end and single lines at the opposite end and the center. There is wear around the embouchure from a clip-on mouthpiece. One end is inscribed with the label, "1860 T. B. Walter Burke Vt/Company C", and the other is inscribed with "T. B. Walter/TRW. T.W." The rectangular wooden case is lined in quilted silk and labeled on the inner lid, "B.E.W." It is decorated all around with brass rivets.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Fife,Flute,Instrument, Woodwind,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Materials
Boxwood, Brass
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1992.11.2
Description
Hollow ceramic figurine of a soldier wearing 18th-century style clothing, including a tricorn hat, green coat with red cuffs and collar, black boots, a white cravat, and tan waistcoat and breeches. He is shown standing at ease with one hand holding a musket with the butt on the ground. The figurine is labeled, "Colonel Seth Warner's Special/Regiment of Green Mtn. Boys,/Formed in June, 1775/No. 1 of 250/ Limited Edition/1771-1991."
Context
Made by Jean M. Rice of Bristol, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.11
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Rice, Jean M.
Otter Creek Gun Works
1991
Bristol
Lexicon
Figurine,Statue,Sculpture,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Warner, Seth (1743-1784)
Vermont Bicentennial
First Aid Kit
Name/Title
First Aid Kit
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.28a-y
Description
Box containing items making up a Fallout Shelter Medical Kit from the Office of Civil Defense. The box is made of brown corrugated cardboard with a mailing label reading, "FROM: Department of the Army/ Schenectady Army Depot/ Schenectady, N.Y./ TO: Arthur Newhouse/ C D Dir Town Chairman/ (his address)/ M/F: Homer Fitts Store/ 159 N Main/ Barre, VT./ - - - " Handwritten in black ink: "Opened by./ D-- / June 17, 1971/ Removed Phenobarbitol".

The sides are printed in black letters with, "SURVIVAL SUPPLIES/ FURNISHED BY/ OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE/ DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ MEDICAL KIT A/ 50-60 SHELTER OCCUPANTS/ THIS UNIT CONTAINS NO NARCOTICS" Printed on third side: "DOD - OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE/ FALLOUT SHELTER MEDICAL KIT" and listing the medications, dressings, etc. in the box. Also other directives.

The box contains:
b: 12 unopened boxes of gauze
c: 500 aspirin tablets
d: 100 tongue depressors
e: Bottle of diarrhea medication
f: Bottle sodium chloride (table salt)
g: Isopropyl alcohol
h: Vaseline
i: Syringe fountain (rubber bag, tubing, etc.)
j: 500 sulfadiazine tablets
k: 200 surgical gauze pads.
l: Thermometer
m: Metal tweezers
n: 100 cotton swabs
o: 3 bottles of eye and nose drops
p: 200 water purification tablets
q: Blunt-edged metal pocket scissors
r: 12 1.5-in safety pins
s: 100 Cascara Sagrada laxative tablets
t: 6 bars of surgical soap
u: Large bandage
v: Bottle of Eugenol (toothache remedy)
w: 100 penicillin G tablets
x: Baking soda
y: Sterilized non-compressed purified cotton
Context
Sent to Barre, Vermont to be used in case of evacuation to a fallout shelter, 1971.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.61
Source or Donor
Corrigan, Edward
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1971-1962
United States of America
Lexicon
Kit, First Aid,Kit, Medical,Instrument, Therapeutic,Medical Instruments,Medical & Psychological T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Mercury, Aluminum, Metal, Soap, Paper, Plastic, Cardboard, Cotton, Wood
Relationships
The Homer Fitts Company
Barre City
Fixed-pitch Propeller
Interpretative Labels
Propeller Blade, ca. 1947 USA Gift of Norma Katz and Barbara Estey, 2017.21 On June 14, 1947, a B-29A Superfortress bomber took off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona for a navigational training mission to the east coast. Bad weather forced the crew to divert from their originally planned destination of Andrews Field in Washington, DC to Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts. The weather grew worse, and in the darkness, the crew overshot Hanscom and ended up in Vermont. Shortly before midnight, the crew attempted to contact Boston but reached Manchester, New Hampshire instead, and told the operator who responded that they did not need assistance. At 12:14 am, residents fo the village of Perkinsville in Weathersfield heard a loud aircraft flying low overhead, and then heard an explosion as the aircraft impacted with the south face of Hawks Mountain. Residents responded immediately, but there were no survivors, and most the of the plane was destroyed in the crash. It remains the deadliest crash in Vermont aviation history, with twelve fatalities. The Army salvaged all weapons, and local residents took some of the debris. This propeller was carried down the mountain and kept in a local barn for nearly sixty years before the owner donated it to the Vermont Historical Society.
Name/Title
Fixed-pitch Propeller
Entry/Object ID
2017.21
Description
Black propeller blade with silver-toned attachment. The blade is broken off at the tip, and the surface is severely scratched and worn. The attachment piece is formed into a circle.
Context
From U.S. Army Air Force B-29 Superfortress bomber that crashed on Hawks Mountain in Perkinsville, VT on June 14, 1947. The crash remains Vermont's worst air disaster with twelve fatalities.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.21
Source or Donor
Katz, Norma
Estey, Barbara
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
1947
Lexicon
Propeller, Fixed-Pitch,Propeller, Aircraft,Component, Aircraft,Aerospace Transportation Accessories,Aerospace Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Weathersfield, Perkinsville
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
1986.18.77
Description
Triangular flag. The majority of the flag is blue, and there is a red strip along the wide end and a white quatrefoil, or petalled cross, in the center. The quatrefoil was the badge of the XVIII Corps, the use of white on blue indicated the second division, and the red striped indicated the second brigade. The very edge of the wide edge is bound with white fabric and has two metal grommets. The written inscription, "Hd__rs Flag 2d Bdg 18th A.C. Army of the Potomac Maj. C. J. Branch, Newport, Vt.", is along the white binding.
Context
Used by the Second Brigade of the Thirteenth Corps, of which the 9th Vermont was a part, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.18
Source or Donor
Branch, Mary C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1864
Lexicon
Pennant,Flag,Organizational Objects,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Branch, Charles Francis, Sr. (1845-1910), Grand Army of the Republic
Newport
Civil War
Flag Fragment
Name/Title
Flag Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1986.18.67
Description
Framed fragment of a confederate flag, consisting of a section of blue and a section of red, both plain weave. Beneath the fragments is the penned note, "Confederate flag taken from over the capitol at Richmond, Va. Apr. 3d, 1865 at 8:30 A.M. by Maj. C. F. Branch, 9th Vt. Vol. In'fy."
Context
Taken from a confederate flag that flew over Confederate capitol in Richmond, Virginia, but Major Charles Branch of Orwell, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.18
Source or Donor
Branch, Mary C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1865
Lexicon
Relic, Historic,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Paper, Glass, Boxwood
Relationships
Branch, Charles Francis, Sr. (1845-1910)
Richmond
Civil War
Flatware Kit
Name/Title
Flatware Kit
Entry/Object ID
1945.20.7c
Description
Stamp molded flatware kit, consisting of a spoon, two-tined fork, and knife. The handle of the knife is made of a flat piece of steel folded back to create a hollow space, into which the spoon and fork fit securely. When the pieces are put together, the fork is in the center, and the underside of the spoon faces outward. The spoon has a large bowl with a point tip. The spoon's handle is stamped with the mark, "L & G. PAT. A[illeg]" and crudely engraved with the word "Howes". The knife blade is stamped with the mark, "Hard [illeg] NOV.12 1861 CAST-STEEL".
Context
Used by Phil Howe during the Spanish-American War, or his father, Edward Howes, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.20
Source or Donor
Howes, Mildred B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1861
United States of America
Lexicon
Set, Flatware,Food Service Sets,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel
Relationships
Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941)
Spanish-American War, Civil War
Flier's Suit
Name/Title
Flier's Suit
Entry/Object ID
2002.14.1
Description
Blue coverall-style flight suit. The suit has a Peter Pan collar and secures up the center front with a metal zipper that runs from the in-seam to the neckline. There are zippered pockets at each breast, on the left sleeve, both hips, both thighs, and both shins. The waistline is slightly adjustable with buttoned tabs and the ankles can be closed tightly with a short zipper.
Context
Worn by Edwin Loren Little of Poultney, Vermont, during World War II, when he flew his B-17 bomber, which he named the Green Mountain Rambler.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2002.14
Source or Donor
Little, Edwin Loren (1918-2004)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1943
Lexicon
Suit, Flier's,Suit, Pressure,Protective Wear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Little, Edwin Loren (1918-2004)
Poultney
World War II
Flute
Name/Title
Flute
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.26ab
Description
Rosewood flue and wooden case. The flute is made in two piece--the body and the headpiece--and has five nickel bands and a nickel key (E flat). Beneath the key is the stamped label, "C. Peloubet New York Factory at Bloomfield N.J." There are six finger holes.

The wooden case hinges open along one of the long sides and is lined in printed cotton. The exterior is decorated with brass tacks and semi-circular stamps. There is an ornate lock plate marked "TBW". The top of the case has a drawer pull as a handle.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
Louis Michel Francois Chabrier de Peloubet (1806-1885)
1836-1863
Bloomfield
Lexicon
Flute,Instrument, Woodwind,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Case
Materials
Rosewood, Nickel
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Folding Chair
Name/Title
Folding Chair
Entry/Object ID
1981.16
Description
Black-painted wooden folding chair. The chair has a ladder back and high, curved arms. The arms are grooved along the inside to allow pegs attached to the outer corners of the seat to slide down and fold the chair. The chair is upholstered with modern fabric, jacquard woven in a green and brown tweed.
Context
Used by Major James S. Peck of Montpelier, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.16
Made or Created
1860-1865
Lexicon
Chair, Folding,Chair,Seating Furniture,Furniture,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Fabric
Relationships
Peck, James S. (1838-1884)
Montpelier
Civil War
Forage Cap
Name/Title
Forage Cap
Entry/Object ID
1963.32
Description
Grey wool forage cap with leather-covered front brim. There is a leather strap across the front, held on either end by brass buttons impressed with the Vermont state seal. There is a thin gold band around the base of the crown, possibly indicating the wearer's rank.
Context
Part of the uniform worn by members of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Vermont Regiments during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1963.32
Source or Donor
Spear, Rachael
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Cap, Forage,Cap, Military,Cap,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Leather, Brass, Cardboard
Relationships
Civil War
Fork
Name/Title
Fork
Entry/Object ID
1945.20.7g
Description
Three-tined metal fork made of a single piece of metal. The neck, or tang, of the fork is stamped, "U.S." just before the handle. The handle is painted black and scratched with "Howes".
Context
Used by Phil Howe during the Spanish-American War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.20
Source or Donor
Howes, Mildred B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890
United States of America
Lexicon
Fork, Dinner,Fork, Eating,Eating & Drinking Utensils,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941)
Spanish-American War
Gaiter
Name/Title
Gaiter
Entry/Object ID
1950.20.2a-b
Description
Brown suede gaiters. The tall gaiters extend up the wearer's legs and are accented on the bottom edge and opening slit with brown leather. The slit secures closed with laces through bronze eyelets. There is an attached leather strap across the top of the gaiters with a metal buckle. The interiors are marked, "39 Co. F. Regt." and "39 Co. F 18".
Context
Likely belonged to Horation Keyes of Windsor, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.20
Source or Donor
Daughters of the American Revolution
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Gaiter
Male
Fabric
Suede
Color
Brown
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Gaiter,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Keyes, Horatio J. (1830-1904)
Windsor
Civil War
Gaiters
Name/Title
Gaiters
Entry/Object ID
1950.20.1a-b
Description
Brown leather gaiters, or boot covers. The gaiters reach just above the wearer's ankles and halfway down the wearer's foot, and a leather strap extends beneath the shoe. They open at a slit on the outside of the leg and both sides of the foot, each slit securing with laces threaded through bronze eyelets. There is a modesty panel beneath the side opening.
Context
Owned by Horatio J. Keyes of Windsor, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.20
Source or Donor
Daughters of the American Revolution
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Gaiter
Male
Material
Leather
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Gaiter,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Keyes, Horatio J. (1830-1904)
Windsor
Civil War
Game
Name/Title
Game
Entry/Object ID
1992.82.1
Description
Punch card game in red, white, and blue with a caricature of Hitler next to a swastika in the left corner. In the right corner is a large 1 cent symbol: 1 overlaid with a C. It includes printed instructions on how to use the card and play the game. The body of the game card consists of 90 perforated red circles, each with the word "PUSH".
Use
Used to incentivize buying war bonds during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.82
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1942-1945
Lexicon
Game, Lotto,Game,Game Equipment,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard
Relationships
World War II
Geiger Counter
Interpretative Labels
Geiger Counter, 1957 Chatham Electronics Metal, rubber, plastic Given in Memory of Dr. O.S. Peterson, Jr., 2004.35.1ab A Geiger counter, named after scientist Hans Geiger, is a device used to detect and measure radiation. The unit consists of two parts: a probe and the body, which has a measurement window as well as the Geiger-Muller tube, which actually registers the radiation. Geiger counters are inexpensive, easy to use, and widely available pieces of technology. The world entered the atomic age after the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and for several decades the threat of a potential nuclear war gripped both the public and the American government. National civil defense programs produced short films, radio ads, pamphlets, posters, and other educational programs designed to educate citizens about how to act after a nuclear attack. Those decades of preparation, worry, and international diplomatic maneuvering are today known as the Cold War. The Geiger counter in the collection of the Vermont Historical Society was used by Dr. Oscar S. Peterson, Jr. in his role as radiological officer for the State Civil Defense Agency. (The “CD” symbol on the side of the unit stands for Civil Defense.) It formed part of his personal kit, intended to detect and investigate any signs of nuclear fallout. The Cold War was a period during which Vermonters had a complicated relationship with innovation and technology. They had to integrate both the threat of nuclear war and the fast-paced advances of modern society in their worldviews simultaneously. Few things illustrate this tension quite like a Geiger counter, which was meant to be used in a disaster scenario – but could guide the way to safety.
Name/Title
Geiger Counter
Entry/Object ID
2004.35.1a-b
Description
Yellow geiger counter and instruction manual. The counter has a rectangular yellow case with curved ends. Each long side has a log consisting of a white triangle inside a blue circle with the letters "CD" in red. A dial on the top has a numerical range from 0 to 0.5., and is encased beneath a plastic cover, held on with screws. The printing on the top of the case reads, "FCDA / ITEM NO. / CD V-700 / MODEL NO. 3 / SERIAL NO. / 667 / MFRD. FOR / FCDA BY / CHATHAM / ELECTRONICS / LIVINGSTON / NEW JERSEY". There are two black plastic knobs and a yellow plastic plug on the top of the case. A U-shaped bar extends from the case to act a both a handle and a holster for a silver-toned tube, connected to the case by a rubber-encased cord, and capped on either end with rubber. The counter is accompanied by a 15-page manual entitled "Radiological Survey Meter / FCDA ITEM NO. CD V-700" printed in black and white on glossy paper.
Context
Used by Dr. Oscar S. Peterson, Jr. while working with Civil Defense in Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.35
Source or Donor
Peterson, Jeneva P. (1915-2008)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Given in Memory of Dr. O.S. Peterson, Jr.
Made or Created
Chatham Electronics
1957
Lexicon
Counter, Geiger,Detector, Radiation,Nuclear Physics T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Aluminum, Rubber, Plastic
Relationships
Peterson, Oscar S., Jr. (1912-1988), University of Vermont
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Glove
Name/Title
Glove
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.5ab
Description
Pair of white leather gloves with wide, long cuffs. The gloves are polished with a white polish. The inner wrist of the left glove has the handwritten inscription, "Geo. J. Stannard/Co [illeg] Vermont". The edges of the cuffs are impressed with a zig-zag design.
Context
Belonged to Major General George Stannard during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Glove,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886), Grand Army of the Republic
Georgia
Civil War
Gloves
Name/Title
Gloves
Entry/Object ID
1973.36.7a-d
Description
Pair of wool knitted khaki gloves. Each has a wide cuff.
Context
Worn by Guy Hiram Boyce of Moretown, Vermont while in the US Army during World War I.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.36
Source or Donor
Boyce, Edmund L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918-1919
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Glove,Uniform,Clothing Accessories,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Boyce, Guy Hiram (1889-1973)
Moretown
World War I
Hand Mirror
Name/Title
Hand Mirror
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.19
Description
Stamped tin shaving mirror with fold-out stand. When folded, the mirror glass is encased between two pieces of tin. One side--the side attached to the mirror glass--is stamped with a decorative border of a laurel wreath between two rows of beading and the central inscription, "BREVETE A. PARIS / E. C." There is a long brass rectangle and a brass semi-oval attached to that side with metal loops that act as hinges. When unfolded, the brass components prop the mirror against the other piece of tin.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
1860
Paris
Lexicon
Mirror, Hand,Beauty Supplies,Toilet Articles,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Glass, Brass
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
1965.26.4
Description
Bicorn uniform hat decorated with foil stars. The tall hat is shaped like a U, and has a red-and-black feathered plume attached to the center top. The edge is bound in black ribbon, and another black ribbon (modern) is attached to one of the points. One side of the hat is left blank while the other is decorated with eight foil stars: seven around the edges and one larger star in the center.
Context
Worn by Jacob Perkins of Orwell, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1965.26
Source or Donor
Fletcher Free Library
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1812
Lexicon
Hat,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Perkins, Jacob (1787-1846)
Orwell
War of 1812
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
1999.23.1c
Description
Dark green military hat with a brown leather brim. There is a brass insignia mounted at the center front in the shape of a spread eagle.
Context
Worn by Louis Provost Peck of Montpelier, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.23
Source or Donor
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Hat,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Montpelier
World War II
Haversack
Name/Title
Haversack
Entry/Object ID
1945.20.7a
Description
Khaki haversack with "U.S." stenciled onto the front flap. The bag closes with a flap that reaches from the top back to the bottom front, and secures with a buckle. There are two metal rings at the top back, to which a long leather strap attaches with hooks.
Context
Used by R. G. Rich of Company F, 1st Vermont Volunteers during the Spanish-American War. Given to Phil S. Howes of the same company.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.20
Source or Donor
Howes, Mildred B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890
United States of America
Lexicon
Haversack,Bag, Carrying,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941), Rich, R. G.
Spanish-American War
Haversack
Name/Title
Haversack
Entry/Object ID
1946.17.4ab
Description
Khaki haversack with "U.S.M.C." stenciled onto the front flap. The remains of the handwritten inscription, "Lt. P[illeg]" are above it. The bag closes with a flap that reaches from the top back to the bottom front, and secures with a buckle. There are two metal rings at the top back, to which a long leather strap attaches with hooks.
Context
Used by First Lieutenant S. A. W. Patterson in China as part ofthe Boxer Rebellion Relief Expedition, 1900.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1946.17
Source or Donor
Patterson, Major D. W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1900
United States of America
Lexicon
Haversack,Bag, Carrying,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Leather
Relationships
Patterson, S. A. W.
China
Boxer Rebellion
Helmet
Name/Title
Helmet
Entry/Object ID
1994.5
Description
Round white helmet with the Civil Defense logo at the center front. The logo consists of a blue circle with a red-and-white striped triangle in the center. The interior is padded with a stuffed roll of black leather, the ends of which tie together with cotton tape. There is a grey, woven tape chin strap attached to metal brackets on either side.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1994.5
Source or Donor
Whaples, Donald
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Helmet,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Leather, Cotton
Relationships
World War II
Historic Relic
Name/Title
Historic Relic
Entry/Object ID
1888.2.1a-c
Description
Oak plank with a paper label pasted to one side. The plank is semi-rounded, narrower on the left than the right. On the right there is a small, applied beam.
Context
Taken from the American gunboat "Congress", which was sunk with others in Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold's fleet in Lake Champlain on October 13, 1776.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1888.2
Source or Donor
Nimblet, Dr. Oscar L. (1832- )
Sears, Cassius
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
1776
Skenesborough
Lexicon
Relic, Historic,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Lake Champlain
Battle of Valcour Island, American Revolutionary War
Holster
Name/Title
Holster
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.1
Description
Set of two matching pistol holsters. The holsters are made of leather with brass mounts. Each has a strap for hanging from a belt and the black leather covers each have a brass spread eagle emblem in the center. Each has a narrow, adjustable strap toward the point with a metal buckle.
Context
Owned by Major General George Stannard during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Holster,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Brass
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Civil War
Identification Tag
Name/Title
Identification Tag
Entry/Object ID
1951.22.2
Description
Round, metal identification tag. One side is molded with a spread eagle holding arrows in its talons with the words, "WAR OF 1861 UNITED STATES" around the edge. The other side is stamped with, "Serg. R. Coffey, Vt. Volunteers. Montpelier." The center top has a hole.
Context
Used by Sergeant Robert Coffey of Montpelier, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.22
Source or Donor
Warren, Nellie C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1861-1865
Lexicon
Tag, Identification,Label, Identification,Other Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Coffey, Robert J. (1842-1901)
Montpelier
Civil War
Insignia
Name/Title
Insignia
Entry/Object ID
1962.23.8
Description
Round insignia molded with the letters "U.S." at the top and two crossed rifles at the bottom (Army Infantry). Across the center is stamped, "U.VT. 016". Three triangular spikes are bent inward on the back.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1962.23
Source or Donor
Hartwell, Florence B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Button, Military,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Insignia Patch
Name/Title
Insignia Patch
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.15
Description
Patch with red bar over the top of a blue circle. In the bar are the words, "Civil Air Patrol", in white lettering. Within the blue circle is a white triangle with a red propeller in the middle and the initials "U S" underneath.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Patch, Military,Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
Insignia Patch
Name/Title
Insignia Patch
Entry/Object ID
2020.8.1
Description
Round textile insignia patch with green, twill-woven ground. A stag head is embroidered in the center, as is a yellow border and the words, "VERMONT/STATE GUARD".
Context
The Vermont State Guard is the all-volunteer state defense force of Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.8
Acquisition Method
Found in Collection
Made or Created
1941-1948
Lexicon
Patch, Membership,Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Vermont State Guard
Vermont
World War II
Insignia Patch
Name/Title
Insignia Patch
Entry/Object ID
1951.29.4ab
Description
Two insignia patches consisting of two light blue chevrons on a dark blue ground.
Use
The two chevrons denote the rank of corporal. The blue color denotes infantry.
Context
Owned by Christopher C. Putnam, Jr. of Middlesex, VT, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.29
Source or Donor
Putnam, Ralph W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Putnam, Christopher C. (1839-1924)
Middlesex
Civil War
Insignia Patch
Name/Title
Insignia Patch
Entry/Object ID
2020.8.2
Description
Grey, felted wool patch embroidered in yellow with a silhouette of a stag's head facing to the left.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.8
Acquisition Method
Found in Collection
Lexicon
Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool
Insignia Pin
Name/Title
Insignia Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3i
Description
Cast medal pin in the shape to two crossed percussion rifles with the number 1 at the top and the letters VT at the bottom.
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty of Company M, First Regiment Infantry of the Vermont National Guard.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Underhill
Insignia Pin
Name/Title
Insignia Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3h
Description
Punched metal pin in the shape of a laurel wreath with the letters US in the center.
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty of Company M, First Regiment Infantry of the Vermont National Guard.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Underhill
Insignia Pin
Name/Title
Insignia Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3v
Description
Cast medal pin in the shape to two crossed percussion rifles with the number 1 at the top and the letter M at the bottom.
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty of Company M, First Regiment Infantry of the Vermont National Guard.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Underhill
Insignia Pin
Name/Title
Insignia Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3l
Description
Cast medal pin in the shape to two crossed percussion rifles
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty of Company M, First Regiment Infantry of the Vermont National Guard.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Insignia Pin
Name/Title
Insignia Pin
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.9
Description
A silver rimmed, blue pin with the symbol of the Civil Air Patrol -- a silver triangle with a red propeller inside.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Military,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
Insignia Plaque
Name/Title
Insignia Plaque
Entry/Object ID
1952.11.3
Description
Rectangular insignia plaque, similar in appearance to a bottle marker. The plaque hangs from a short chain attached to either side of the top edge and is engraved with the inscription, "MAJOR GENERAL BALDY SMITH "THE RELIEF OF CHATTANOOGA"".
Context
Owned by Major General William "Baldy" Smith, who was instrumental in bringing supplies to starving Union soldiers in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Acquisition
Accession Number
1952.11
Source or Donor
Smith, Stuart Farrar (1874-1951)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Lexicon
Plaque, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903)
Civil War
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2016.56.1a
Description
Navy blue wool ROTC uniform jacket. The long-sleeved jacket secures up the center front with four brass buttons. There are four front pockets: two at the breast and two at the hip. The breast pockets secure with a top flap and brass buttons, and the hip pockets secure with top flaps and plastic buttons. An additional brass button has been attached to the right hip pocket. Each sleeve has a small round patch with an embroidered white star. The jacket is lined with black satin-woven silk. A label sewing to lining reads, "SIGMUND EISNER CO RED BANK, N. J."
Context
Worn by a student in ROTC at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. UVM's ROTC program was founded in 1913 as the Student's Army Training Course.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.56
Source or Donor
Lewis, Martha Ellis
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Material
Wool
Silk
Brass
Made or Created
Sigmund Eisner Company
1930-1939
Red Bank
Lexicon
Uniform, Organizational,Jacket,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont
Burlington
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2016.56.2a
Description
Navy blue wool uniform jacket. The secures at the center front with four brass buttons, all above the waist. There are four front pockets: two at the hips and two at the breast. Each closes with a top flap that secures with a brass button. All the buttons are molded with the UVM logo, as are two brass pins on the collar. Both sleeves have white double chevron patches on the upper arms. The left sleeve has a white star patch and "U.S. / R.O.T.C." patch near the cuff. A label on the front right interior reads, "Turks, Burlington".
Context
Worn by a student in ROTC at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. UVM's ROTC program was founded in 1913 as the Student's Army Training Course.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.56
Source or Donor
Lewis, Martha Ellis
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Medium (modern)
Material
Wool
Made or Created
B. Turk & Bro.
1930-1939
Burlington
Lexicon
Uniform, Organizational,Jacket,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2006.39.6a
Description
Olive green wool uniform jacket. The jacket opens at the center front and secures with five buttons hidden beneath a placket. There is a pocket at either breast that secures with a pointed flap. There are brass buttons at either point of the falling collar that are molded with the initials “US”. There is a diamond-shaped olive green leather patch above the right pocket with a gold insignia of a flying eagle within a circle. The left arm has an octagonal red patch with a white, four-bladed propellor.
Context
Worn by Dan McAvoy of Montpelier, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.39
Source or Donor
McAvoy, Nancy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
Durable Uniform Co.
1945
Philadelphia
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Jacket,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
McAvoy, Dan Arthur (1917-1983)
Montpelier
World War II
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1999.23.1a
Description
Dark green uniform jacket. The jacket has four front pockets, two at the breast and two at the hip, that secure with flaps and brass buttons. The jacket opens up the center front and secures with three brass buttons. There is a belt that goes around the waist, securing with a rectangular brass buckel.
Context
Worn by Louis Provost Peck of Montpelier, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.23
Source or Donor
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Montpelier
World War II
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2018.11.1
Description
Olive green Eisenhower uniform jacket. The jacket opens down the center front and has two breast pocket. On the right sleeve is an insignia patch of three chevrons, and a small square patch with a gold laurel wreath. On the left sleeve is an insignia patch of three chevrons, and a round blue patch with a white A.
Context
Worn by Clinton E. Catto of Barre, Vermont, during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.11
Source or Donor
Catto, William
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Clinton E. Catto
Made or Created
1941-1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Jacket,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Catto, Clinton Erwin (1911-1995)
Barre City
World War II
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.1a
Description
Grey blazer with red ribbon epaulets and red insignia on the left sleeve. The blazer secures in the front with three metal buttons, each molded with a cross. The epaulets secure with the same metal buttons on the outside, and smaller, brown plastic buttons toward the collar. There are two pockets on the front that secure with flaps held with metal cross buttons. The upper left sleeve has a round white patch with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE" around the edge. The right sleeve has three small embroidered patches near the cuff: a chevron above two bars.
Context
The insignia on the sleeve (one chevron and two bars) indicate six years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Color
Gray
Made or Created
1940-1950
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
American Red Cross
World War II
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2019.5.1
Description
Leather jacket with a red patch at the left breast. The patch shows a Pegasus riding a bomb that reads, "Asbestos Alice".
Context
Owned by George C. Walker, Jr., of Montpelier, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2019.5
Source or Donor
Walker, Jeanette
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Material
Leather
Cotton
Nylon
Made or Created
1942-1945
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Walker, George Christie, Jr. (1924-2016)
Montpelier
World War II
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2002.25.4
Description
Olive-green jacket with two large, front pockets. The jacket has long sleeves and a falling collar. It is unlined. The jacket secures with seven buttons down the center front. There are two buttons on the back of the collar, on the exterior.
Context
Worn by Leroy James Dopp, Jr. of Burlington, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2002.25
Source or Donor
Dopp, Sarah L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Leroy J. Dopp, Jr.
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Jacket,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Dopp, Leroy James, Jr. (1910-1995)
Burlington
World War II
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2012.11.13
Description
Green cotton field jacket with four front pockets and draw-string waist. The jacket opens at the center front and is secured with seven buttons. Each arm has a black patch with three gold chevrons and a lower curved stripe. On the upper left arm is circular blue patch with a white star with golden wings. On the lower right sleeve is a triangular patch with a gold gear.
Context
Worn by Floyd Colman of Brookfield, Vermont, during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.11
Source or Donor
Colgan, Bruce W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Material
Cotton
Color
Green
Made or Created
1943-1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Jacket,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Colgan, Floyd C. (1918-2010), Army Air Corps
Brookfield, Isle la Motte
World War II
Jodhpur
Name/Title
Jodhpur
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1294
Description
Tan cotton jodhpurs. The pants secure tightly at the lower leg with four buttons.
Context
Worn by Lt. George Tilden of Barre, Vermont, during the Spanish-American War
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pants
Male
Fabric
Canvas
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1898
Lexicon
Jodhpur,Pants,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Tilden, George Nichols (1873-1936)
Barre City
Knife
Name/Title
Knife
Entry/Object ID
1945.20.7d
Description
Knife made from a single piece of metal with a black-painted handle. The blade is stamped with the mark, "U.S". "Howes" is scratched into the black painted on the handle.
Context
Used by Phil Howe during the Spanish-American War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.20
Source or Donor
Howes, Mildred B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890
United States of America
Lexicon
Knife, Dinner,Knife, Eating,Eating & Drinking Utensils,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941)
Spanish-American War
Knife
Name/Title
Knife
Entry/Object ID
1945.20.7f
Description
Knife made from a single piece of metal with a black-painted handle. The blade is stamped with the mark, "U.S".
Context
Used by Phil Howe during the Spanish-American War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.20
Source or Donor
Howes, Mildred B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890
United States of America
Lexicon
Knife, Dinner,Knife, Eating,Eating & Drinking Utensils,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941)
Spanish-American War
Lantern
Name/Title
Lantern
Entry/Object ID
1953.8a-b
Description
Camp lantern with hurricane glass and tin cover/reflector. The glass sits on a round base, held in place with four metal prongs. The glass extends upward through a hole in a bent tin cover that stretches from the red-painted base over the light.
Context
Used by Col. Wheelock G. Veazey of the 16th Vermont at Gettysburg during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.8
Source or Donor
Woods, Grace E.
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Lantern, Oil,Lantern,Lighting Devices,Lighting Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Materials
Tin, Glass
Relationships
Veazey, Wheelock Graves (1835-1898)
Gettysburg
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Leggings
Name/Title
Leggings
Entry/Object ID
2012.11.24a-b
Description
Pair of green canvas gaiters or leggings. Each has 13 metal grommets and 9 hooks that lace with string to close the leggings on the outside of the wearer's legs. There is a strap at the bottom of each legging that secures with a metal buckle. They appear to be in unused condition.
Context
Owned by Floyd Colgan of Brookfield during World War II. He served as mechanic and gunner in Army Air Corps, 1942-1945.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.11
Source or Donor
Colgan, Bruce W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Johnson, Stephens and Sinkle Shoe Co.
1942-1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Gaiter,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Metal, String
Relationships
Colgan, Floyd C. (1918-2010)
Brookfield
World War II
Lottery Capsule
Name/Title
Lottery Capsule
Entry/Object ID
1941.9
Description
Thin-walled blue plastic capsule. The capsule is pill shaped: a small tube with rounded end. The cap slips over the body and covers about 1/4 of the length.
Context
A draft number was placed inside the capsule, which was then used for drawing the First National Lottery to determine the order in which Vermont men would be selected for service during World War II under the Selective Service Act of 1940. The vessel from which it was drawn was called the "Gold Fish Bowl".
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.9
Source or Donor
Steele, Warren B.
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Vial,Card, Draft,Device, Lottery,Vessel,Card, Identification,Device, Gambling,Personal Identification,Containers,Personal Symbols,Game Equipment,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
World War II
Lottery Capsule
Name/Title
Lottery Capsule
Entry/Object ID
1941.10
Description
Pink, thin-walled plastic capsule. One end has a silver-toned metal screw top.
Context
A draft number was placed inside the capsule, which was then used for drawing the Second National Lottery on July 17, 1941 to determine the order in which Vermont men would be selected for service during World War II under the Selective Service Act of 1940. The vessel from which it was drawn was called the "Gold Fish Bowl". This capsule held ticket number S-560.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.10
Source or Donor
Steele, Warren B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1941
Lexicon
Vial,Device, Lottery,Card, Draft,Vessel,Device, Gambling,Card, Identification,Personal Identification,Containers,Game Equipment,Personal Symbols,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects,Category 09: Recreational Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
World War II
Lottery Capsule
Name/Title
Lottery Capsule
Entry/Object ID
1942.5
Description
Green, tin-walled pastic capsule. One end has a silver-toned metal screw top.
Context
A draft number was placed inside the capsule, which was then used for drawing the Third National Lottery on March 17, 1942 to determine the order in which Vermont men would be selected for service during World War II under the Selective Service Act of 1940. The vessel from which it was drawn was called the "Gold Fish Bowl".
Acquisition
Accession Number
1942.5
Source or Donor
Steele, Warren B.
Made or Created
1942
Lexicon
Vial,Device, Lottery,Vessel,Device, Gambling,Containers,Game Equipment,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
World War II
Map
Name/Title
Map
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.19
Description
Large two-side map printed on silk. One side shows three maps: "The Pyrenees (West)", "The Pyrenees (East & Central)", and "France (North West) Belgium (West and Central) Hollard (Part of)". The other side shows two maps: "German - Swiss Frontier", and "France (South West) Spain (North)".
Context
Used by Lt. Col. James Alan Partridge during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.19
Source or Donor
Roy, Ruth Partridge
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1942-1945
Lexicon
Map,Cartograph,Graphic Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Partridge, James Alan (1915-2014)
Barre City, France, Belgium, Spain, The Netherlands
Related Event
World War II
Map
Name/Title
Map
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.20
Description
Large two-side map printed on silk. One side shows three maps: "The Pyrenees (West)", "The Pyrenees (East & Central)", and "France (North West) Belgium (West and Central) Hollard (Part of)". The other side shows two maps: "German - Swiss Frontier", and "France (South West) Spain (North)".
Context
Used by Lt. Col. James Alan Partridge during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.19
Source or Donor
Roy, Ruth Partridge
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1942-1945
Lexicon
Map,Cartograph,Graphic Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Partridge, James Alan (1915-2014)
Barre City, France, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands
Related Event
World War II
Matchbox
Name/Title
Matchbox
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.15
Description
Round clear plastic tube with a screw-on plastic cap. The tube is filled with unused matches with green heads and a red head tip. The cap is molded with the number, "42A6932", and the bottom of the tube is molded with number, "42A6931".
Context
Used by Lt. Col. James Alan Partridge during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.19
Source or Donor
Roy, Ruth Partridge
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1942-1945
Lexicon
Matchbox,Firemaking Equipment,Temperature Control Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Wood
Relationships
Partridge, James Alan (1915-2014)
Barre City
World War II
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1952.11.1c
Description
Medal consisting of a bar, a ribbon, and a medallion. The bar is undecorated, and the ribbon loops over a wire on the back. The ribbon is plain-woven and striped blue, white, and red. From the bottom of the ribbon hangs an enameled medallion showing a blue quatrefoil within a wreath. There are two gold stars on the quatrefoil (indicating the rank of Major-General) and a red triangle in the center. There are crossed spears at the back. The reverse of the medallion is engraved, "Maj. Genl. Wm. F. Smith Com. dg. 18th Army Corps/ Major U.S. Engineers presented by officers of his staff".
Context
Presented to Major General William "Baldy" Smith by officers of his staff during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1952.11
Source or Donor
Smith, Capt. S. F.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903)
Civil War
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
2012.35
Description
Medal with a red, white, and blue striped ribbon. The medal is molded with a flying eagle and the inscription, "UNITED STATES FORCES". Beneath the eagle is a small medallion molded with the Vermont state seal surrounded by the inscription, "CITY OF BARRE WASHINGTON COUNTY VERMONT INCORPORATED 1805 FREEDOM AND UNITY". The back of the medallion is engraved, "PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF BARRE, VERMONT IN RECOGNITION OF PATRIOTIC SERVICE".
Context
Presented by the City of Barre, Vermont, to Gertrude M. Kirk in recognition of her son's service during World War II. Her son, Kenneth Kirk, survived the war.

Obituary of Kenneth Kirk from https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesargus/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-j-kirk&pid=118529853

"GIG HARBOR, Wash. - Colonel Kenneth J. Kirk (USMC retired), passed away at his home in Gig Harbor, Wash. on Aug. 31, 2008.

He was born in St. Johnsbury on Jan. 1, 1920, the son of Kenneth J. Kirk, Sr. and Gertrude Mackie Kirk.

Ken grew up in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in the class of 1937. He went to Green Mountain Junior College from which he graduated in 1939.

Ken joined the Marines in 1940, and was commissioned as a Marine aviator. He served in the Guadalcanal and Okinawa campaigns during World War II. After the war, Ken was on leave in California where he met and married Susan Wadden of Beverly Hills in 1944.

Ken retired from the Marines in 1948 and joined the Lockheed Corporation where he served as a test pilot for 30 years. Upon retirement for Lockheed in 1978, Ken and Sue moved to Gig Harbor where he started a real estate business and remained active in this field until 2006.

Ken is survived by his wife, Susan; his brother, Noel (Curley); and his sister, Joan K. Higgins. He is also survived by his nieces, Pam Chomsky-Higgins of Burlington and Nancy Hartman of New Jersey and his nephews, James Higgins of San Diego and Jeffrey Higgins of Minneapolis. Hi is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews.

Ken was predeceased by his son, Kenneth J. Kirk, III. "
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.35
Source or Donor
Higgins, Joan K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1943
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Fabric
Relationships
Kirk, Kenneth J., Jr. (1920 - )
Barre City
World War II
Medal
Interpretative Labels
Congressional Medal of Honor, 1892 Bronze and Ribbon Gift of Nellie C. Warren, #1951.22.1 Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Sergeant Robert I. Coffey of Co. K 4th Vermont Volunteers for distinguished conduct at Bank's Ford, Virginia.
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1951.22.1
Description
Bronze medal consisting of a top bar, silk ribbon, and two shaped metal portions. The bar is molded with an American shield and laurel leaves. A silk grosgrain ribbon hangs from that is striped red, blue, and white (from the outside in). From the ribbon hangs a metal spread eagle with crossed cannons. From that hangs a bronze star with an image of a woman in a toga beating a naked man with her shield. The back of the star is engraved with the inscription, "The Congress/ to/ Sergt. Robert/ I. Coffey/ Co.K 4th Vermont Vols./for distinguished/conduct at/ Bank's Ford, Va./ May 4/ 1863."
Context
Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Sergeant Robert I. Coffey of Co. K 4th Vermont Volunteers for distinguished conduct at Bank's Ford, Virginia.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.22
Source or Donor
Warren, Nellie C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1863
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Bronze, Silk
Relationships
Coffey, Robert J. (1842-1901)
Civil War
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.152
Description
Medal consisting of a bar, a green ribbon, and a medallion. The bar has a crest of a stag's head in the center and the words, "FIRST VERMONT INFANTRY U.S.V.", on a banner across the bottom. A green satin-woven silk ribbon is looped around a wire at the back of the bar. The round medallion attaches to the bar with two short chains and is shaped into three red enameled wedges over a laurel wreath with a blue and white enameled circle in the center. The circle has the words "SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR" around the edge at the year "1898" in the center. The back of the medallion is molded with the Vermont state seal and the words, "GIFT OF W. W. WEBB."
Context
Given to a member of the First Vermont Volunteer Infantry for service during the Spanish-American War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.152
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
J. K. Davison
1900
Philadelphia
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
Webb, William Seward (1851-1926)
Spanish-American War
Medal
Interpretative Labels
Medal of Honor, 1904 Awarded to George Evans Davis (1839-1926) Given in memory of George Evans Davis, #2006.38.1 George Evans Davis was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1892 for his actions at the Battle of Monacacy on July 9, 1864. His citation read, "While in command of a small force, held the approaches to the 2 bridges against repeated assaults of superior numbers, thereby materially delaying Early's advance on Washington." Davis was cited previously for his bravery at the Battle of Locust Grove on November 27, 1863. His dedication was exemplified by his continued service after suffering wounds to his head and shoulder and contracting illnesses that sent him to the hospital for a month. As a member of Co. D of the 10th Vermont Infantry, he saw action at the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna River, Totopotomoy Creek, Opequon, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, and Cold Harbor. He was promoted to captain and commander of Co. H of the 10th Vermont Infantry. On his last day of service on March 25, 1865, he was trapped in the ruins of a log cabin that was hit by a severe wind storm, injuring his hand and spine. After the war, Davis returned to Burlington and continued serving the community for years by working on behalf of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
2006.38.1a
Description
Medal of Honor consisting of a pin-backed ribbon and two medals. The grosgrain ribbon is blue printed with white stars. Hanging from the bottom of the ribbon is a metal bar that reads, "VALOR", with a spread eagle atop it. Hanging from the bar is a 5-point star over a green enameled laurel wreath. At the center is a profile of a woman in a Roman military helmet with the words, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA".

The reverse is stamped, "THE CONGRESS TO," and then engraved, "Capt. George E. Davis/Co. D, 10th Vt. Inf. Vols./Monocacy,/July 9,/1864"
Context
Awarded to George E. Davis of Company D, 10th Vermont Infantry for his actions during the Civil War. Though originally awarded in 1892, Davis was given this updated version of the medal when it was redesigned in 1904.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.38
Source or Donor
Davis, E. Edward
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Capt. George Evans Davis
Made or Created
1904
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Ribbon, Artificial Leather, Silk
Relationships
Davis, George Evans (1839-1926)
Related Place
Maryland
Related Event
Civil War
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1961.44
Description
Medallion portion of a medal of honor. The medallion consists of a metal spread eagle with crossed cannons attached by two jump rings above a bronze star with an image of a woman in a toga beating a naked man with her shield. The back of the star is engraved with the inscription, "The Congress to Col. Wheelock G. Veazey. 16th Vt. Vols for distinguished gallantry at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863."
Context
Awarded to Col. Wheelock G. Veazey of Springfield, Vermont, for his actions during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.44
Source or Donor
Veazey, Mrs. Albin Beard
Made or Created
1863
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Veazey, Wheelock Graves (1835-1898)
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1977.43.2
Description
Medal bearing a picture of a goddess with sword and shield. The reverse has the inscription, "The great war for civilization, US, France, Italy, Servia, Japan, Montenegro, Russia, Greece, Great Britain, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal, Rumania, China". The medal hangs from ribbon crossed with bars reading: "Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne, Defensive Sector". The ribbon is rainbow colored.
Context
Award to Guy Hiram Boyce of Moretown, Vermont, for service during WWI.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.43
Source or Donor
Boyce, Warren Maxwell (1944-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918
United States of America
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Bronze, Silk
Relationships
Boyce, Guy Hiram (1889-1973)
Fayston, Waitsfield, Moretown
World War I
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1977.43.3
Description
Medal consisting of four parts (three rectangular bars and a circular medallion) connect by short lengths of chain. The top bar reads, "FOR MERIT", the second bar reads, "1000 HOURS", and the third bar reads, "500 HOURS". The medallion at the bottom has the a winged white star with a red center on a blue ground within a laurel wreath.
Context
Awarded to Guy Hiram Boyce for service during WWI.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.43
Source or Donor
Boyce, Warren Maxwell (1944-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Boyce, Guy Hiram (1889-1973)
Fayston
World War I
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1921.10.4g
Description
Medal in the shape of a five-pointed star. At the center of the star is a group of men shaking hands over a woman on her knees. The man on the left is in a naval uniform, and the man on the right is wearing a forage cap and has his left hand on a child's head. A third figure, much taller than the other two stands in the background. The group is flanked by flags, and the inscription, "GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC / 1961 VETERAN 1866", rings the scene. Each point of the star bears a military symbol: two crossed swords, two crossed long guns, two crossed cannons, a curved horn, and an anchor. There is a bar connecting the top two points, indicating that the star originally hung from a ribbon.

The back of the medal is molded in the center with a series of concentric rings around a shield. The rings are divided into petals, each bearing a symbol. The symbols include hearts, clubs, 6-pointed stars, diamonds, sheilds, flowers, crosses, arrows, and acorns. Each point of the star also bears a symbol: a flower (used twice), a stem of leaves (used twice), and a banner.
Context
Owned by Admiral Charles Edgar Clark of Bradford, Vermont. The Grand Army of the Republic was an organization for Union veterans of the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1921.10
Source or Donor
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922)
Acquisition Method
Loan
Lexicon
Badge, Membership,Badge, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922), Grand Army of the Republic
Bradford
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1977.43.1a-b
Description
Purple heart medal, bar, and case. The purple heart consists of a purple ribbon from which hangs a purple-enameled heart-shaped medallion with a profile and crest of George Washington. There is also a small purple and white bar pin. The whole is in a satin-lined leather box labeled, "PURPLE HEART".
Context
Awarded to Guy Hiram Boyce for service during World War I.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.43
Source or Donor
Boyce, Warren Maxwell (1944-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Silk, Enamel, Leather
Relationships
Boyce, Guy Hiram (1889-1973)
Fayston
World War I
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1999.23.8
Description
Purple Heart medal. The medal consists of a purple ribbon with white edges from which hangs a gold heart with purple enamel. The heart has a left-facing profile bust of George Washington beneath the Washington coat of arms. The pin is accompanied by two bars, one enameled and the other ribbon covered. All three are held within a leather-covered presentation box.
Context
Presented to Louis Provost Peck of Montpelier, Vermont, who was wounded in Germany during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.23
Source or Donor
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1941-1946
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Montpelier
World War II
Medicine Case
Name/Title
Medicine Case
Entry/Object ID
1926.1.1
Description
Leather case with glass vials of medicines. The case rolls together and closes with a flap, a strap wrapping around the case and securing into a slit. Inside are two rows of 5 leather loops, labeled in ink with the medicine inside the enclosed glass vials. The center portion of the case is labeled, “Walter S. Vincent, M. D. Surgeon 9th regiment”. The inside of the flap is labeled 1861.
Context
Used by Walter S. Vincent of the 9th Vermont Regiment during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1926.1
Source or Donor
Vincent, Mrs. Walter
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1861
Lexicon
Case, Medicine,Case, Personal,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Glass, Cork
Relationships
Vincent, Walter Scott (1838-1921)
Burlington
Civil War
Membership Patch
Name/Title
Membership Patch
Entry/Object ID
1945.12.1b
Description
Round, green felt patch with the embroidered inscription "VERMONT STATE GUARD" surrounding an embroidered stag's head. The inscription is in yellow, as is the surrounding border. The stag's head is dark brown with light brown antlers and a yellow eye.
Context
The Vermont State Guard is the all-volunteer state defense force of the state of Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.12
Source or Donor
Campbell, Murdock
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Patch, Membership,Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cloth, Plastic
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.155
Description
Enameled medal in the shape of a Maltese cross hanging from a red, white, and blue striped grosgrain ribbon. The arms of the cross are enameled white lined with blue and there is a red circle in the center with a gold spread eagle surrounded by the inscription, "LEX RECIT ARMA TUENTUR". The back of the medal has a fasces in place of the eagle, and the inscription, "M.O. LOYAL LEGION U.S. MDCCCLXV".
Context
Worn by General Stephen Thomas of Bethel, Vermont, to indicate his membership in the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), a fraternal organization for military officers who fought for the Union army during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.155
Acquisition Method
Unknown
Made or Created
1890
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Enamel, Silk
Relationships
Thomas, Stephen (1809-1903), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Bethel
Civil War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3o
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of two bars, two ribbons, and a medallion. The upper bar has a pin back and is enameled blue inside of a gold frame. There is a flying eagle at the center. From the bar hangs a grosgrain ribbon with a pink stripe in the center and red, white, and blue stripes along the edges. A second bar is attached to the bottom of the ribbon and is shaped like a flying eagle with sun rays emitting from it. The eagle is carrying a banner molded with symbols. A red, white, and blue striped grosgrain ribbon hangs from the second bar. At the bottom is a cross-shaped medallion with four stars between the arms and an anchor with a central round logo of two men, a woman, and a child surrounded by the inscription, "SPANISH-AMERICAN-WAR-VETERANS 1898". The arms of the cross are labeled "PORTO RICO", "PHILIPPINES", and "CUBA". The top arm is covered by the top of the anchor, which reads, "U.S.A." The back of the medallion is engraved, "Lt. E. H. Prouty Co M 1st. Vt. Vol."
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty as a member of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Philadelphia
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans
Spanish-American War
Mess Kit
Name/Title
Mess Kit
Entry/Object ID
1945.20.7e
Description
Mess kit plate/pan. The piece consists of two oval bowls that fit together, one of which has a long handle that folds over the other bowl to hold everything together. The outside of one of the bowls is scratched with the inscription, "S. Howes Co F 1sT VT".
Context
Used by Phil Howe during the Spanish-American War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.20
Source or Donor
Howes, Mildred B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890
United States of America
Lexicon
Kit, Mess,Food Service Sets,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941)
Spanish-American War
Military Button
Name/Title
Military Button
Entry/Object ID
1945.33.1
Description
Gold-toned button molded with the Vermont state seal, motto ("Freedom & Unity"), the word "VERMONT", and 13 stars.
Context
Worn by Allen Vail Abbott of Worcester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.33
Source or Donor
Whipple, Bessie Abbot
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Button, Military,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Abbott, Allen Vail (1842-1891)
Worcester
Civil War
Military Button
Name/Title
Military Button
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3k
Description
Brass uniform button showing an eagle beside an American shield. The word "CADET" is at the top, and the initials "N.U." are at the bottom. The button was originally post-backed, but the post has broken off.
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty of Underhill who served in the Spanish-American War with the Vermont National Guard
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Button, Military,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Spanish-American War
Military Button
Name/Title
Military Button
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.10
Description
Silver-colored, metal button featuring the symbol of the Civil Air Patrol -- a triangle with a propeller in the middle.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Button, Military,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
Military Buttons
Name/Title
Military Buttons
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.3a-g
Description
Six small gold-colored buttons with eagle symbol on them, plus one larger button with the same symbol. Three have loops on the back and four have two prongs.
Context
Owned/used by William Vroman Mason (1906-1989) in Vermont as part of the Civil Air Patrol, which operated under the Army Air Corps during WWII.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1942
United States of America
Lexicon
Button, Military,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989)
Vermont
World War II
Military Buttons
Name/Title
Military Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1942.15.2a-i
Description
Gold-toned post-back buttons with a molded design of an eagle whose body is a shield. Within the shield is the letter I.
Context
Worn by Orman P. Ray of Company G., 2nd Regiment Vermont during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1942.15
Source or Donor
Ray, P. Orman
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Button, Military,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Ray, Orman Pearl (1837-1917)
Civil War
Military Buttons
Name/Title
Military Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1948.9a-e
Description
Five gold-toned buttons (three large and three small) bearing the insignia of the Fuller Batter, Vermont National Guard. The buttons each have a central shield with the Vermont state seal topped by a stag's head.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1948.9
Source or Donor
Butterfly, Charles
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Button, Military,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Montpelier
Military Pin
Name/Title
Military Pin
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.11
Description
Silver pin of an eagle clutching arrows and wheat. The pin has to posts (one on each wing) and two round backs.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Military,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
Military Pin
Name/Title
Military Pin
Entry/Object ID
1947.16
Description
Post back metal pin in the shape of two crossed cannons with the number 1 above the center. The post is threaded, and the back piece screws onto it.
Context
Insignia for the First Vermont (Fullers) Light Battery. Issued during the Spanish-American War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1947.16
Source or Donor
Howe, John W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1897
United States of America
Lexicon
Pin, Military,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont
Spanish-American War
Military Pin
Name/Title
Military Pin
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.16
Description
Silver pin of an eagle clutching arrows and wheat. There is a safety style pin across the back.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Military,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
World War II
Military Pin
Name/Title
Military Pin
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.17
Description
Silver pin of an eagle clutching arrows and wheat. There is a safety style pin across the back.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Military,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
World War II
Military Pin
Name/Title
Military Pin
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.7
Description
Silk ribbon covered bar. The ribbon is white with blue stripes at the edges. In the center is a blue circle with a white triangle and red propeller. The ribbon is secured at the back with string and there is a metal pin.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Military,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
Military Pin
Name/Title
Military Pin
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.19
Description
Blue, red and white pin. The pin is a blue circle with white triangle inside and the red letters CD. The word Vermont is in a red bar beneath the circle. The pin is on a thin cardboard with the word, "sterling" written on it.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Military,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989)
Money Belt
Name/Title
Money Belt
Entry/Object ID
2018.11.3
Description
Khaki cotton money belt. The belt consists of a long pouch stitched into three separate pouches, each with its own top flap. The flaps are rounded and secure with metal snaps. There is a strip of khaki colored cotton webbing extending from one end, and a metal buckle at the other end.
Context
Used by Clinton E. Catto of Barre, Vermont, during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.11
Source or Donor
Catto, William
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Clinton E. Catto
Made or Created
1941-1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Belt, Money,Belt, Storage,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Catto, Clinton Erwin (1911-1995)
Barre City
World War II
Musket
Name/Title
Musket
Entry/Object ID
1860.1.1
Description
Long-barreled flintlock musket with the words, "Dublin Castle" and "L/56" engraved on the brass plate of the gun. The gun is 75 caliber.
Context
Captured at the Battle of Saratoga, NY during the Revolutionary War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1860.1
Source or Donor
Ripley, Sylvanus
Made or Created
1770
England
Lexicon
Musket,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Saratoga
American Revolutionary War
Musket
Name/Title
Musket
Entry/Object ID
1923.12
Description
Rifled musket with a long barrel. The musket fires with a percussion cap above the trigger on the right side of the gun, and the gun is muzzle-loaded with a tamp stored in the wooden mount beneath the barrel. The lock plate is stamped, "U.S. L.G-&Y Windsor - VT", in front of the hammer and "1864" behind the hammer. The gun is a pattern 1861 Springfield Rifled Musket.
Context
Made by Lamson, Goodenow, and Yale in Windsor, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1923.12
Source or Donor
Russell, George M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Lamson, Goodenow & Yale
1864
Windsor
Lexicon
Musket,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Civil War
Musket Ball
Name/Title
Musket Ball
Entry/Object ID
1923.1.1
Description
Round metal musket ball.
Context
Found on the battlefield at Hubbardton, Vermont, the site of a battle during the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1923.1
Source or Donor
Lincoln, D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. D. Lincoln
Made or Created
1777
Lexicon
Ball, Musket,Bullet,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Lead
Relationships
Hubbardton
American Revolutionary War
Musket Ball
Name/Title
Musket Ball
Entry/Object ID
1980.27.1
Description
Round musket ball with mottled, uneven surface.
Context
Taken from the wreck of the Royal Savage. Given to Doctor Chittick to use for playing marbles or pool.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.27
Source or Donor
Chittick, Dr. & Mrs.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
18th Century
Lexicon
Ball, Musket,Bullet,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Lead
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Lake Champlain
American Revolutionary War
Musket Ball
Name/Title
Musket Ball
Entry/Object ID
1923.1.2
Description
Round metal musket ball.
Context
Found on the battlefield at Hubbardton, Vermont, the site of a battle during the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1923.1
Source or Donor
Lincoln, D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. D. Lincoln
Made or Created
1777
Lexicon
Ball, Musket,Bullet,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Lead
Relationships
Hubbardton
American Revolutionary War
Nametag
Name/Title
Nametag
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.12
Description
A black nametag with the name "William Mason" in yellow letters. Underneath on a stuck-on piece of plastic is the abbreviate title, "Dist.5 Coord." punched in white letters. Attached at the side is a Civil Defense circular logo in blue, white and red, with a white bar at the bottom and the abbreviation for Vermont -- VT.
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason worked in administration at the Vermont State Civil Defense from about 1958 to 1970.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Nametag,Personal Identification,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989)
Nightstick
Interpretative Labels
The club was owned by Suel Taylor Howard of Danby. He enlisted in December 1863 during the Civil War. Howard served as a Private with Company E of the U.S. Sharpshooters until July 1968.
Name/Title
Nightstick
Entry/Object ID
2006.57
Description
Nightstick, or billy club. The club is made of turned wood covered in leather. The weapon side of the club is wider than the handle side, and the leather covering the handle side is braided. The end has a brass fitting to which a leather strap is attached. There is a mend of brown tape on the handle.
Context
Used during the Civil War by Suel Taylor Howard of Andover, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.57
Source or Donor
Cone, Donald
Cone, Athena
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Made or Created
1862
Lexicon
Nightstick,Club,Percussive Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Brass, Wood
Relationships
Howard, Suel Taylor (1829-1899)
Andover
Civil War
Overcoat
Name/Title
Overcoat
Entry/Object ID
1973.36.1
Description
Double-breasted, khaki uniform overcoat with metal buttons. The buttons are molded with an eagle design. The upper portion of the coat is lined in cotton, and there are two large pockets on the inside. The back of the neck has a red stamp with the label "US". The bottom edge is left raw and unhemmed.
Context
Worn by Guy Hiram Boyce of Moretown, Vermont while in the US Army during World War I.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.36
Source or Donor
Boyce, Edmund L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918-1919
United States of America
Lexicon
Overcoat,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Wool, Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Boyce, Guy Hiram (1889-1973)
Moretown
World War I
Pants
Name/Title
Pants
Entry/Object ID
2016.56.1c
Description
Blue wool ROTC uniform pants. The pants are accented on the sides with a stripe of white canvas appliqued onto the side seams. There are two side pockets and two back pockets. There are two white plastic buttons on the inside of the waistband on either side of the back seam. The pants secure with a center front fly, held with four black buttons. The waistband has belt loops. On the underside of the shallow right front pocket is a label with the printed inscription, "Sigmund Eisner Co. Uniforms and Clothing RED BANK, N. J." The bottom half of the label has the handwritten inscription, "Webster O. Krupp #132 W32 H1153".
Context
Worn by a student in ROTC at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. UVM's ROTC program was founded in 1913 as the Student's Army Training Course.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.56
Source or Donor
Lewis, Martha Ellis
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pants
Male
32" waist
Material
Wool
Plastic
Cotton
Made or Created
Sigmund Eisner Company
1930-1939
Red Bank
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont
Burlington
Pants
Name/Title
Pants
Entry/Object ID
1999.23.1b
Description
Light tan or grey uniform pants. The pants open with a center front fly with a metal zipper. There are two pockets set into the side seams and two back pockets. The left back pocket secures with a button.
Context
Worn by Louis Provost Peck of Montpelier during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.23
Source or Donor
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pants
Male
Made or Created
1940
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Pants,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Montpelier
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1921.10.4a
Description
Small post-backed pin in the shape of a Maltese cross with a circle in the center. Within the circle is a spread eagle with a striped shield in front of its body. The inscription, "VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS" rings the eagle.
Context
Owned by Admiral Charles Edgar Clark of Bradford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1921.10
Source or Donor
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922)
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
1900
Lexicon
Pin, Military,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Relationships
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922), US Navy
Bradford
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2k
Description
Gold-toned insignia pin in the shape of a shield. The shield is molded with stars on the upper half and stripes on the lower half. There are two wires on the back, and a third making a loop to the front at the center bottom.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Badge, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Pinafore
Name/Title
Pinafore
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.9
Description
Light blue pinafore apron. The upper portion of the apron covers there wearer's front and back torso, buttoning up the center back with 6 white, plastic buttons grouped into pairs. It has a square neckline and open sides. There is a round pin attached to the center front neckline that reads, "American Red Cross Volunteer". The lower half of the apron is formed of a fabric rectangle gathered at the top into a waistband. There are two large pockets on the front of the skirt. The bottom hem has been lowered from its original length and hand hemmed.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pinafore
Female
Fabric
Denim
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made or Created
1941-1945
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Pinafore,Uniform,Protective Wear,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
American Red Cross
World War II
Pinafore
Name/Title
Pinafore
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.7
Description
Blue-and-white striped cotton pinafore. The pinafore opens down the center back to below the waistband, securing with three brown plastic buttons. The upper half covers the front and back of the wearer's torso, but is open on the sides. It has a square neckline. The skirt is formed from a rectangle of fabric gathered into the waistband.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pinafore
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made or Created
1950-1960
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Pinafore,Uniform,Status Symbols,Protective Wear,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
American Red Cross
Pins
Name/Title
Pins
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.4a-k
Description
Rectangular metal pins or clips. Each has an oval bullseye engraved into the center front. Three have the number 1 in a top corner, four have a number 2 in a top corner, and four have no numbers. A metal wire is soldered to the center back of each piece, with the top and bottom ends cut at a sharp angle.
Context
May have been issued as awards for marksmanship during the Spanish-American War. Owned by Edward H. Prouty.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Pistol
Name/Title
Pistol
Entry/Object ID
1940.2.1
Description
Underhammer percussion pistol crudely engraved with "W. Kendall, Windsor, VT" on the top of the barrel. The metal barrel tapers toward the end, and the percussion head for firing the weapon is placed beneath the barrel in front of the trigger. The barrel is smoothbore and has no sites. All the lock mechanisms are internal, and the trigger is framed with brass on the wooden handle.
Context
Made by Nicanor Kendall in Windsor, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1940.2
Source or Donor
Putnam, Ralph W.
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
Artist
Kendall, Nicanor (1807-1861)
1835-1845
Windsor
Lexicon
Pistol,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass, Wood
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1907.2.1
Description
Large tin plate with a molded rim and a large hole near the edge, spanning the width of the rim. The hole appears to have been punched from the front to the back.
Context
This plate was in the haversack of Cpl. Joseph W. Hitchcock of Co. G., 13th Vermont Volunteers. On the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 3, 1863), he was shot in the leg through the plate. The bullet remained in his leg for nearly four years. When it finally came near the surface, he removed it himself with a jack-knife.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1907.2
Source or Donor
Dean, Mrs. A. E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Plate, Dinner,Plate, Food,Dish, Eating,Eating Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Hitchcock, Joseph
Gettysburg
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.16
Description
Round tin plate with folded edge. The label, "Fifer/True B. Walter/15th Regt Co E Vt Vol." is scratched into the bottom.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Plate, Dinner,Plate, Food,Dish, Eating,Eating Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1931.9
Description
Gold pocket watch. The outside of the watch is engraved with a radial grid pattern with a shield in the center. The inside cover of the watch is engraved, "Presented to BRIG. GENERAL GEO. J. STANNARD by his Friend W.C.M. March 26th, 1864". The face has Roman numerals and an inset second counter over the 6. The interior back cover (over the works) is marked, "Vacheron & Contantin GENEVA Timekeeper".
Context
Owned by Brigadier General George J. Stannard during the last year of the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.9
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Vacheron & Constantin
1864
Geneva
Lexicon
Watch, Pocket,Watch,Timekeeping T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Civil War
Powder Flask
Name/Title
Powder Flask
Entry/Object ID
1983.19.3
Description
Tin powder flask with a round paper label on one side. The flask is flat on the front and back with curved sides and a small, round spout at the center top. One side has a round paper label with an engraved illustration of a man in a short tunic shooting a long gun. The words, "KENTUCKY RIFLE GUNPODER / HAZARD POWDER CO." ring the edge.
Context
Taken from a battlefield by Major Calvin Skinner, surgeon of the 106th New York, during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1983.19
Source or Donor
Ryan, Ruth A. Jones
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Hazard Powder Co.
1862-1864
Enfield
Lexicon
Flask, Powder,Flask, Ammunition,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Paper
Relationships
Skinner, Calvin
Bennington
Civil War
Powder Horn
Name/Title
Powder Horn
Entry/Object ID
1991.58.1
Description
Powder horn made from a steer's horn. The horn is blocked at the wide end with a wooden peg covered in leather. The narrow end is black and has a cap. One side is carved with a coat of arms showing three steers' heads and a chevron. Above the shield is a crest consisting of an upraised arm holding a sort. Beneath the coat of arms is the inscription, "Samuel C. Crafts 1791"
Context
Owned by Samuel C. Crafts, 12th Governor of Vermont. The horn is engraved with the year 1791, which is the year Crafts moved from Connecticut to Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.58
Source or Donor
Crafts, Edward D., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1791
Lexicon
Horn, Powder,Flask, Ammunition,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Horn
Relationships
Crafts, Samuel Chandler (1768-1853)
Powder Horn
Name/Title
Powder Horn
Entry/Object ID
1880.1
Description
Powder horn inscribed, "Roger Clarks Horn Made at Lake George Jul ye 22 in the yer 1758." along with a map of Lake George and Champlain, showing the location of Fort William Henry and Fort Carillon.

The end has a wooden plug with an elongated oval metal ring place in the center. The point was cut down to the dark horn below the yellow surface.
Context
Made by Roger Clark at Lake George, New York, in 1758.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1880.1
Source or Donor
Walker, Edwin Sawyer
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Clark, Roger ( -1835)
1758
Lake George
Lexicon
Horn, Powder,Flask, Ammunition,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Horn
Relationships
Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain
Related Event
French and Indian War
Powder Horn
Name/Title
Powder Horn
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.4
Description
Plain, unengraved powder horn made from an animal's horn. The horn is sealed on the wide end, and open at the point. The open end has been carved to have a lip.
Context
Owned by Royall Tyler of Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1932.5
Source or Donor
Brown, Helen Tyler
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Horn, Powder,Flask, Ammunition,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Horn
Relationships
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Brattleboro
American Revolutionary War
Powder Horn
Interpretative Labels
The horn is carved with images and places including Lake George, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, Ticonderoga, and Louisbourg among many others. It was probably used by Deuel in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. After the was Deuel settled in South Hero, VT.
Name/Title
Powder Horn
Entry/Object ID
1941.8
Description
Engraved powder horn made from a steer's horn. The wide end is sealed with a round piece of wood, and the narrow end has a bronze pouring spout mounted to it. Just below the mount, the horn has been cut down to reveal the dark inner layer. The horn is carved with maps showing Lake George, Lake Champlain, and Lake Ontario with Quebec, Mount Royal, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Louisbourg, Fort George, Fort Royal, Fort Ontario, Fort Brownton, Fort Stanwix listed. The horn is also covered in illustrations showing an aerial view of a large city with a harbor (possibly New York City); armies at war; a hunter with a dog shooting a deer; the British crest and motto; ships; cannons; drums; and forts.
Context
Made by Ephraim Duell while a prisoner during the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.8
Source or Donor
Deuel, Naamah (1852-1932)
Deuel, Cynthia E. (1854-1932)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Credit Line
Made or Created
Duell, Ephraim
1775-1783
Lexicon
Horn, Powder,Flask, Ammunition,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Horn, Wood, Leather, Metal
Relationships
Duell, Ephraim
Related Place
Lake Champlain
American Revolutionary War, War of 1812
Powder Horn
Name/Title
Powder Horn
Entry/Object ID
1942.14.1
Description
Powder horn with stopper marked with circles (for years of service), dates (of battles), and half circles.
Context
Carried by John Bean of Williamstown, Vermont during the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1942.14
Source or Donor
Bean, Leonard I.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Horn, Powder,Flask, Ammunition,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Horn
Relationships
Bean, John
American Revolutionary War
Powder Horn
Interpretative Labels
Powder Horn, 1780 Jonathan Carpenter (1757-1837) Barnard, Vermont Animal horn, wood, iron Museum Purchase, #1993.20 Jonathan Carpenter made this powder horn while he was serving in the militia at Fort Defiance in Barnard during the Revolutionary War. After the Royalton Raid on October 16, 1780, his unit chased the British and Mohawk attackers but was not able to catch them.
Name/Title
Powder Horn
Entry/Object ID
1993.20.1
Description
Engraved powder horn made from the horn of a steer. The horn is engraved with the enscription, "Jonathan Carpenter's Horn/Camp at Barnerd/Sept ye 1st. 1780." The capital letters are filled with striping, and the inscription is followed by a picture of a large sprig of thistle. The wide edge of the horn is decorated with a repeating semi-circular or scalloped pattern. The wide end is sealed with a wooden plug held on with small brads or nails, and the narrow end is capped with a wooden cap.
Context
Owned and likely made by Jonathan Carpenter, Barnard, VT, 1780.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1993.20
Source or Donor
Christie's
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
Carpenter, Jonathan (1757-1837)
1780
Barnard
Lexicon
Horn, Powder,Flask, Ammunition,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Horn
Relationships
American Revolutionary War
Promotional Pins
Name/Title
Promotional Pins
Entry/Object ID
1961.32.6a-gg
Description
33 pins, each consisting of a bent straight pin and a small, rectangular plastic tag. The tags are printed with the inscription, "FOR THE BOYS OVER THERE" within a red shield. Beneath the shield on a blue ground is the inscription, "UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN". The back is white printed in blue the mark, "PAT. MAY 16, 1905. WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO., NEWARK, N.J." Through a hole in the center top is straight pin with the head end bent into a small loop.
Context
The United War Work Campaign was an effort to raise $170,000,000 to provide entertainment for American troops stationed abroad during World War I. The campaign began November 11, 1918, the day the war ended.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.32
Source or Donor
Plumley, Charles A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Related Event
World War I
Puttee
Name/Title
Puttee
Entry/Object ID
1973.36.10a-b
Description
Pair of khaki wool puttees that were worn wrapped around the legs. They consist of long strips of wool that are finished on all edges with an overlock stitch.
Context
Worn by Guy Hiram Boyce of Moretown, Vermont while in the US Army during World War I.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.36
Source or Donor
Boyce, Edmund L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918-1919
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Puttee,Uniform,Footwear,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Boyce, Guy Hiram (1889-1973)
Moretown
World War I
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1987.38.1
Description
Pieced quilt made of plain white and red floral-printed calico cotton. The blocks alternate between a plain white block, and white blocks with triangular corners in the printed fabric. The plain blocks are quilting in straight, vertical lines, and the corner-pieced blocks are quilted in a 5-pointed star pattern. There are 8 rows of 5 blocks, and each block is about 8-3/4" x 8-3/4". The edges of the quilt are bordered in the same printed fabric as the block corners. The un-pieced blocks are inscribed with religious sayings and Bible verses. The reverse is stamped in the lower right corner, "Brandon/Soldiers Aid Society" and signed "Made by Mrs. L B. Fairbanks/of Brandon, Vermont.
Context
Made by Carolina Bowen Fairbanks of Brandon, Vermont, to be sent to a soldier during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1987.38
Source or Donor
Historical Society of York County
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In Memory of Sophia Wilfong
Made or Created
Artist
Fairbanks, Carolina Frances Bowen (1843-1944)
1860
Brandon
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
Revolver
Name/Title
Revolver
Entry/Object ID
1950.12.2
Description
A Colt single-action, six chambered revolver. The chamber, barrel, and lock are all made of steel, the handle is woodenk and the trigger guard is made of brass. There is the serial number "20650" stamped on multiple pieces of the pistol. There is also the maker's mark, "Address Col. Saml. Colt New-York U.S. America" stamped on the cylinder. The cylinder is also engraved with several ships that are very faded.
Context
Captured from a Confederate officer by General William Wells of Waterbury, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.12
Source or Donor
Jackson, Bertha Richardson Wells
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Colt's Manufacturing, LLC
1860
New York
Lexicon
Revolver,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Wood, Brass
Relationships
Wells, William (1837-1892)
Waterbury
Revolver
Name/Title
Revolver
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.8b
Description
Revolver pistol (one of a pair). The metal barrel has a pewter-like finish. The trigger guard is bronze, and the grip is wood and marked, "JT". The cylinder is marked, "COLTS PATENT No 15923 PATENTED SEPT. 10, 1850." The number "15923" is stamped in front of the trigger guard three time.
Context
Used by General George J. Stannard during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
Colt's Manufacturing, LLC
1850
Lexicon
Revolver,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Materials
Wood, Bronze, Steel
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Civil War
Revolver
Name/Title
Revolver
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.8a
Description
Revolver pistol (one of a pair). The metal barrel has a pewter-like finish. The trigger guard is bronze, and the grip is wood and marked, "JT". The cylinder is marked, "COLTS PATENT No 3711 PATENTED SEPT. 10, 1850." The number "113711" is stamped in front of the trigger guard three time.
Context
Used by General George J. Stannard during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
Colt's Manufacturing, LLC
1850
Lexicon
Revolver,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Materials
Wood, Bronze, Steel
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Civil War
Rifle
Name/Title
Rifle
Entry/Object ID
1876.1a-h
Description
Long-barreled rifle with the name "ALLEN" crudely engraved into the barrel and the name "Ethan" decoratively engraved into the butt-plate. Several restoration parts of the rifle are cataloged but not affixed to rifle.
Context
Owned by Ethan Allen
Acquisition
Accession Number
1876.1
Source or Donor
Underhill, R. M.
Underhill, N. H.
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
1776
18th Century
Lexicon
Rifle,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Burlington
American Revolutionary War
Rifle
Name/Title
Rifle
Entry/Object ID
1921.2
Description
Underhammer percussion sporting rifle. The rifle has a long barrel and loads from the muzzle. The percussion head for firing the weapon is placed beneath the barrel in front of the trigger. All the lock mechanisms are internal, and the the trigger is framed with brass on the wooden handle. The barrel is marked, "W. KENDALL WINDSOR VT PATENT".
Context
Made by Nicanor Kendall in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1921.2
Source or Donor
Leach, F. Barnby, Rev.
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
Artist
Kendall, Nicanor (1807-1861)
1838
Lexicon
Rifle,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Steel, Brass
Relationships
Arthur, Chester Alan (1830-1886)
Rifle
Name/Title
Rifle
Entry/Object ID
1941.13.1
Description
Long-barreled rifle with a percussion hammer mounted underneath the barrel in front of the trigger. The gun is stamped with the mark, "S. S. Baird. Chittenden, VT."
Use
Designed for target shooting
Context
Made by Stephen S. Baird in Chittenden, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.13
Source or Donor
Friegang, Edith Baird
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Baird, Stephen S. (1832-1915)
1860
Chittenden
Lexicon
Rifle,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Walnut, Steel, Brass
Rifle
Name/Title
Rifle
Entry/Object ID
1962.48
Description
Long muzzled gun with percussion cap ignitor. The gun consists of a long, rifled muzzle strapped into a wooden frame. There is a long tamp slid into the frame beneath the muzzle. Above the trigger is a section of exposed works, indicating that the rifle had previously been fitted with a flintlock ignitor. The but of the gun is stamped with the mark, "U. S. 17", and the the lock plate is marked, "L. G. & Y. Windsor, VT".
Context
Made by Lamson, Goodenow & Yale in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1962.48
Source or Donor
Johnson, Russell
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Lamson, Goodenow & Yale
1863
Windsor
Lexicon
Rifle,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Wood
Relationships
Montpelier
Civil War
Road Map
Name/Title
Road Map
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.18
Description
Square piece of cotton printed with a street map of Warsaw, Poland. The ground color of the map is red, with parts in green, roads in white, and the Wisla River in blue. Some prominent landmarks are depicted in black, but are unlabeled. The bottom left corner has a blue logo consisting of a globe, three horizontal lines, and the word "ORBIS". The top right corner has an oval with an image of a mermaid holding a sword and shield with the words, "WARSZAWA VARSOVIE".
Context
Used by Lt. Col. James Alan Partridge during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.19
Source or Donor
Roy, Ruth Partridge
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
ORBIS
1942-1945
Lexicon
Map, Road,Map,Cartograph,Graphic Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Partridge, James Alan (1915-2014)
Barre City, Warsaw
Related Event
World War II
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1921.17.1a
Description
Pattern 1796 light cavalry saber and scabbard. The simple handle has a leather grip and an ear-shaped guard. The scabbard has attached straps that hook onto two rings along the inner curve. The straps have to additional hooks.
Context
Said to have been surrendered to Cornelius Young during the Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1921.17
Source or Donor
Ladd, Eldon H.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1796-1814
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Cotton
Relationships
Young, Cornelius
War of 1812
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1931.17a-b
Description
Saber and leather scabbard. The sword has a shagreen handle wrapped with gold-toned twisted wire. The guard is plain, but the blade is engraved with a floral vine and flags. The scabbard bears the engraved inscription, ""Lieut. P.C.J. Cheney, 1st Vt. Cav. Presented by friends of Washington, Vt. Oct. 3rd, 1863".
Context
Owned by Lieutenant Perley C. J. Cheney of the 1st Vermont Cavalry during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.17
Source or Donor
Cheney, Perley C.J. (d. 1863)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1863
Chicopee
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Steel
Relationships
Cheney, Perley C.J. (d. 1863)
Washington
Civil War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1931.20a-b
Description
Saber and scabbard. There is a tassel attached to the guard of the sword, and the the blade is engraved with the inscription, "From the Sheffield Friends of Capt. B.R. Jenne In token of their regard, August, 1862. Brevet Major, March 13, 1865. Battles: Lee Mills, Va. Apr. 16, 1862; Yorktown Va., Apr. 18 1862; Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862; Golding's Farm, Va., June 28, 1862; Savages Station, Va., June 29, 1862; Fredericksburg, Va, Dec. 11 & 15, 1862; Marie's Heights, Va., May , 1863; Salem Heights, Va., May 2, 1863' Gettysburg, Pa., July 2 & 3, 1863; Funkstown, Ms., July 9 & 10, 1863."
Context
Presented to Captain Benjamin R. Jenne of Company G, 5th Vermont Regiment during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.20
Source or Donor
Unknown
Made or Created
1862
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Jenne, Benjamin R.
Sheffield
Civil War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1901.1a-c
Description
Curved-bladed steel sword with scabbard. The grip is shiny black leather wrapped with twisted wire. The guards and pommel are brass, and the knuckle guard flows decoratively in three bands into the rain guard. The sword is accompanied by a wall plaque that engraved with the inscription, "This sabre was surrendered by a Confederate officer of Picketts division during Pickett's charge at the battle of Gettysburgh, July 3rd 1863, to Captain Stephen F. Brown of Swanton, Vermont, then a 1st Lieut of Co. K. 13th Reg. Vt. Vols. and presented by him to the Vermont Historical Society November 25, 1901.
Context
Surrendered during the battle of Gettysburg to Captain Stephen Flavius Brown of Swanton, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1901.1
Source or Donor
Brown, Stephen Flavius (1841-1903)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Mansfield & Lamb
1860
Forestdale
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Brown, Stephen Flavius (1841-1903)
Swanton
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1931.21a-b
Description
Saber with decorative engrave scabbard. The handle of the sword is made of ivory carved into a repeating diamond pattern. The pommel is in the shape of a horse's head with the knuckle guard coming out of its mouth. A gold ribbon is tied to the knuckle guard. The rain guard has a small applied shield at the center. The blade is blue metal with the engraved decorations inset with gold.
Context
Said to have been owned by Johann von Robais, Baron de Kalb, during the Revolutionary War. Presented to Major Asahel Clarke at the Battle of Plattsburgh by George Clinton, Governor of New York.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.21
Source or Donor
Hemenway, Abby Maria (1828-1890)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1775-1783
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze, Silver, Ivory
Relationships
de Kalb, Baron Johann von Robais (1721-1780), Clarke, Asahel
American Revolutionary War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1943.3a-b
Description
Saber with a black leather handle. The handle is wrapped in gold-toned twisted wire, and the guard and pommel are not engraved. There is the mark "ASC 1906" and a flaming bomb on the ricasso of the blade.
Context
Owned by Lt. Colonel Charles H. Joyce of Rutland, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1943.3
Source or Donor
Vaughan, Herman W.
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1906
Chelmsford
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel
Relationships
Joyce, Charles Herbert (1830-1916)
Rutland
Civil War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1949.15a-b
Description
Saber with leather scabbard. The grip is brown leather wrapped with gold-toned twisted wire. The bronze guard and pommel are unengraved. The blade is stamped with the marks, "US L.D" and "Ames MFg Co. Chicopee Mass."
Context
Used by General William Wells of Waterbury, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1949.15
Source or Donor
Wells, Frank R.
Jackson, Bertha Richardson Wells
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1861-1865
Chicopee
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Bronze, Leather
Relationships
Wells, William (1837-1892)
Waterbury
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1950.14.1a-b
Description
Saber with scabbard. The grip is shagreen accented with twisted wire. The guard is formed of a single piece of bronze decoratively cut to look like multiple straps. The blade is marked, "Clauberg Solingen" with a small engraving of a person in full metal armor.
Context
Owned by General William Wells of Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.14
Source or Donor
Jackson, Bertha Richardson Wells
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Clauberg
1860-1865
Solingen
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Bronze
Relationships
Wells, William (1837-1892)
Waterbury
Civil War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1952.32.13a
Description
Saber with leather scabbard. The grip is shagreen wrapped with bronze twisted wire. The bronze guard and pommel are minimally engraved with flowers. The blade is stamped with the marks "US" on one side and an eagle on the other. There is a gold braid and tassel hanging from the rain guard.
Context
Used by Lieutenant Colonel Roswell Farnham of the 12th Vermont during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1952.32
Source or Donor
Osgood, Florence Farnham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Bronze, Shagreen
Relationships
Farnham, Roswell (1827-1903)
Civil War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1954.32
Description
A Model 1833 dragoon sabre. The blade is very slightly curved, with the sharpened side curving up to meet the flat side in a point at the end. The handle is wrapped in leather and has a bronze guard. The letters "MS" are stamped on the guard.
Context
Purchased from a member of the Company of Fenians as they were returning from their raid in Canada. The Fenians were Irish immigrants who invaded Canada in order to gain support for Irish independence.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.32
Source or Donor
Spear, C.A.
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1833
Chicopee
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Bronze, Leather
Relationships
Massachusetts
Fenian Raids
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1954.41
Description
Saber with ivory or bone handle. The brass pommel is molded into the shape of an eagle's head. The blade is decorated in blue with a flower design etched in and colored gold.
Context
Said to have belonged to Ethan Allen, but post-dates his life.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.41
Source or Donor
Frechette, Howells
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1821-1840
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ivory, Steel, Brass
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Vermont
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1962.22.1a-b
Description
Saber with metal scabbard. The grip is leather wrapped in twisted bronze wire. The guard and pommel are bronze without engraving. The blade has the marks, "U.S. A.D.K. 1863" and "AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS."
Context
Owned by Captain Alexander M. Beattie of Co. F, 3rd Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1962.22
Source or Donor
Sawin, Mabel
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1863
Chicopee
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Bronze
Relationships
Beattie, Alexander Mitchell (1828-1907)
Maidstone
Civil War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
1967.109.1a-b
Description
Slightly curved sword with leather scabbard. The grip is leather wrapped in twisted wire. the guard and pommel are bronze. The blade is marked on one side, "U.S. A. L", and on the other side, "AMES MFG CHICOPEE MASS."
Context
Owned by Oscar Baker of Bellow's Falls, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.109
Source or Donor
Blanchard, Mrs. H. L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
19th Century
Chicopee
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Leather, Bronze
Relationships
Baker, Oscar F. Marsh (1847-1925)
Bellows Falls
Civil War
Saber
Name/Title
Saber
Entry/Object ID
2016.12.4.1a-b
Description
Saber with scabbard. The grip is leather wrapped with brass wire. The guards and pommel are brass. The pommel is stamped with the initials, "A.H.K." The scabbard is silver-toned metal and stamped at the top opening with the letter W. The blade is marked, "Made by AMES MFG CO. CHICOPEE."
Context
Owned by Daniel R. Gilchrist of Barnet, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.12
Source or Donor
Lord, John E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of the Gilchrist family
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1864-1865
Chicopee
Lexicon
Saber,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass, Leather, Metal
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic, Gilchrist, Daniel R. (1843-1933)
Barnet
Civil War
Saddle
Name/Title
Saddle
Entry/Object ID
1991.54.1a
Description
Leather saddle and girth. The saddle has an open seat, wooden stirrups, and a girth of knotted hemp rope and leather.
Context
Used by Theodore Safford Peck of Burlington, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.54
Source or Donor
O'Hearne, Michael
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Rock Island Arsenal
1860
Lexicon
Saddle,Tack, Animal,Land Transportation Accessories,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Peck, Theodore Safford (1843-1918)
Burlington
Civil War
Saddle Blanket
Name/Title
Saddle Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1991.54.2
Description
Navy blue wool saddle blanket with gold wool edging. The letters VT are appliqued in the front corners of either side.
Context
Used by Theodore Safford Peck of Burlington, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.54
Source or Donor
O'Hearne, Michael
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Blanket, Saddle,Tack, Animal,Land Transportation Accessories,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Peck, Theodore Safford (1843-1918)
Burlington
Civil War
Saddlebag
Name/Title
Saddlebag
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.1.6a-b
Description
Saddlebag made of black and brown tanned leather with iron buckles. The interior is lined in canvas. When laying flat, the saddlebag is hourglass shaped. There is a hole in the middle of the hourglass for hanging over a stud attached to the saddle. Two long straps attached at the bottom of the bags would attach to saddle, possibly at the girth. Two short leather pieces at the top of the bags would slip under staples on the saddle. One of these has become detached from bag.

Black leather is on the outward facing side, and brown leather on the side that faced the horse. The buckles appear to have originally had leather stitched over them. Some of this leather remains on the buckles of the long straps, but just the bare remnants remain on the buckles that close the bags.
Context
Owned by Major General George Stannard during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
Betts Nichols
1860
New York City
Lexicon
Saddlebag,Carrier, Cargo,Land Transportation Accessories,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Iron, Cotton
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886), Grand Army of the Republic
Georgia
Civil War
Saltcellar
Name/Title
Saltcellar
Entry/Object ID
1992.30.3
Description
Square glass salt dish molded with a repeating design of squares on the base. The straight sides slope slightly inward toward the top.
Use
Used to hold salt for serving during mealtime
Context
Used on the camp table of Confederate General Richard L. Page, whose troops were overtaken by a group that included Rufus Kinsley. The piece was present to Kinsley after the battle.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.30
Source or Donor
Kinsley, Sumner E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1861-1865
19th Century
Lexicon
Saltcellar,Dish, Salt,Vessel, Condiment,Serving Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Kinsley, Rufus (1831-1911)
Alabama
Civil War
Sash
Name/Title
Sash
Entry/Object ID
1930.3.2b
Description
Ivory or very light yellow/gold knitted sash. The sash terminates on both ends with large tassels in the same threads.
Context
Worn by General George J. Stannard during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1930.3
Source or Donor
Grand Army of the Republic, George Stannard Post
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Sash,Uniform,Clothing Accessories,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Net
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Civil War
Sash
Name/Title
Sash
Entry/Object ID
1951.31.b
Description
Green knitted sash with large tassels on either end. The tassels are covered in the same green fabric.
Use
Green sashes denoted the Medical Corps.
Context
Worn by Dr. Castanus Blake Park, surgeon of the 16th VT Regt. and the 11th VT Heavy Artillery during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.31
Source or Donor
Stone, Mr. & Mrs. C.B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Park, Jennie
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Sash,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wood
Relationships
Park, Castanus Blake (1834-1891)
Grafton
Civil War
Sash
Name/Title
Sash
Entry/Object ID
1966.34.2
Description
Red silk taffeta sash. The sash is made from two strips of silk held together in two place to form a loop with tails. The connection points are accented with self-fabric rosettes in the form of 5-petaled flowers. Each tail is decorated with a quatrefoil of couched gold cord. The two loose ends are trimmed with fringe, now pink.
Context
Owned by Col. Timothy Hubbard of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.34
Source or Donor
Taylor, Mrs. Charles
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Sash,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Silk, Gold, Cardboard
Relationships
Hubbard, Timothy (1774-1840)
Montpelier
Scabbard
Name/Title
Scabbard
Entry/Object ID
1921.17.1b
Description
The scabbard has attached straps that hook onto two rings along the inner curve. The straps have to additional hooks. It is marked, "XIX LD".
Acquisition
Accession Number
1921.17
Source or Donor
Ladd, Eldon H.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1796-1814
Lexicon
Scabbard, Sword,Scabbard,Container, Armament,Armament Accessories,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Young, Cornelius
War of 1812
Sea Chest
Name/Title
Sea Chest
Entry/Object ID
1928.5
Description
Red-painted chest. The corners of the chest are held by dovetail joints. There is a large keyhole at the center front.
Context
According to family history, this chest was taken from a Pirate vessel on the High Seas by John Paul Jones during the American Revolutionary War. After its contents (women's clothing) was distributed among Jones' crew, he gave the chest to William Hodgkins. After Jones stranded Hodgkins in France, he worked his way back home to America. He finally settled in Grand Isle, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1928.5
Source or Donor
Hodgkins, M.K.
Made or Created
1770-1780
Lexicon
Chest, Sea,Trunk,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Jones, John Paul (1747-1792), Hodgkins, William
Grand Isle
American Revolutionary War
Sewing Kit
Name/Title
Sewing Kit
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.13
Description
Olive green nylon roll-up back containing sewing notions and fishing hooks. The back unrolls to shows two side pockets and central pouch. Inside the pack are scissors, thread, buttons, safety pins, needles, fishing hooks, fishing line, and fishing lures. A tag inside the pouch reads, "Style King Muchsbaum Manufacturers in 1888 Chicago."
Context
Used by Lt. Col. James Alan Partridge during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.19
Source or Donor
Roy, Ruth Partridge
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Style King
1942-1945
Chicago
Lexicon
Kit, Sewing,Kit, Needlework,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Metal, Nylon
Relationships
Partridge, James Alan (1915-2014)
Barre City
World War II
Shako
Name/Title
Shako
Entry/Object ID
2015.32
Description
Presentation shako with leather and felt crown and brim and large, black feather plume. A brass plaque on the top of the crown reads, "In Memory of Dr. Howard Reid 1912 Presented to Marjorie Strong of the Reid Family in appreciation for their dedication and support to the Norwich University Cavalry Troop". A heavy gold chain spans the front the of the hat, and a large brass medallion is at the center front that reads, "I WILL TRY CAVALRY UNIT NORWICH UNIVERSITY". The interior of the hat is marked, "Bayly, Inc. Size Medium Holywood, FLA."
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.32
Source or Donor
Strong, Marjorie J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Bayly Inc.
2012
Hollywood
Lexicon
Shako,Cap, Military,Cap,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Wool, Metal, Feather
Relationships
Reid, Howard Hill, Norwich University
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.10
Description
White cotton short-sleeved shirt. The shirt has a point fall collar and secures up the center front with five plastic buttons. There is a pocket on the proper right breast. There is a circular patch on the proper right sleeve with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE", around the edge.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Female
Material
Cotton
Sewing Stitch Type
Running Stitch
Color
White
Made or Created
Hoover
1941-1945
New York City
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Shirt,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
American Red Cross
World War II
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2012.11.3
Description
Green/brown long-sleeved wool shirt, with front chest pockets, a fall collar, and insignia on the arms. There are matching black and gold chevron patches on both arms, each with three chevrons. On the upper left arm is circular blue patch with a white star and two golden wings. There is a white dot in the center of the star. The shirt buttons down the center front with seven buttons (two are missing) and the chest pockets secure with buttons. The hemline is rounded.
Context
Owned by Floyd Colgan of Brookfield during World War II. He served as mechanic and gunner in Army Air Corps, 1942-1945.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.11
Source or Donor
Colgan, Bruce W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Wool
Color
Green
Made or Created
1942-1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Shirt,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Colgan, Floyd C. (1918-2010), Army Air Corps
Brookfield, Isle la Motte
World War II
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
1967.76.1
Description
Misshapen leather shoe with large hole in the sole. The upper is formed in two parts: front and back. The sole is formed of stacked leather, the toe and heel sections held with several small tacks. There is a large circular hole in the toe portion of the sole, just beneath the ball of the wearer's foot.
Context
The hole is from a shell that injured the wearer, Laureston E. Manley, during the battle of Gettysburg.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.76
Source or Donor
Battles, Lottie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Made or Created
1862-1863
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Manley, Laureston E. (1835-1922)
Gettysburg
Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
Shoulder Straps
Name/Title
Shoulder Straps
Entry/Object ID
1952.32.9a-b
Description
Rectangular epaulets with a blue velvet ground. The epaulets are decorated with embroidered silver leaves and bordered with multiple rows of gold braid. The backs are left unlined.
Context
Worn by Lieutenant Colonel Roswell Farnham of the 12th Vermont during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1952.32
Source or Donor
Osgood, Florence Farnham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Strap, Shoulder,Insignia, Shoulder,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Silk, Wool, Gold, Silver
Relationships
Farnham, Roswell (1827-1903)
Civil War
Sign
Interpretative Labels
The Selective Service is the part of the federal government that is responsible for registering and keeping track of males eligible to be drafted for military service. First cretaed in 1917 during WWI, Selective Service laws have been changed and modified depending on the needs of the military, This sign hung at the Selective Service office in Montpelier from the early 1950s until the office closed in the 1980s.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
1992.79.1
Description
White-painted wooden sign with the hand-painted inscription, "VERMONT SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM", in black. The sign is within a black-painted frame.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.79
Source or Donor
Pinkham, David
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Sign,Visual Communication Devices,Visual Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Montpelier
Single-barrel Shotgun
Name/Title
Single-barrel Shotgun
Entry/Object ID
1968.15
Description
Muzzle-loading shotgun or musket. The percussion lock is marked, "Joseph Golcher" and simply engraved with floral sprigs. The barrel has the partial mark, "DON".
Context
Used to fire the first shot at the Barnard panther
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.15
Source or Donor
Raymond, Ernestine Brownell
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Golcher, Joseph
1850-1860
Philadelphia
Lexicon
Shotgun, Single-Barrel,Shotgun,Firearms,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Iron, Brass
Relationships
Crowell, Alexander (1837-1913)
Barnard
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
2016.56.2c
Description
Blue wool uniform skirt. The sides of the skirt are striped with white canvas strips appliqued to the side seams. The center front of the skirt has an inverted pleat beginning at the lower thigh. The skirt fastens with a metal zipper topped with a hook and eye, hidden beneath an extended placket at the waist.
Context
Worn by a student in ROTC at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. UVM's ROTC program was founded in 1913 as the Student's Army Training Course.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.56
Source or Donor
Lewis, Martha Ellis
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Female
25" waist
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1930-1939
Lexicon
Uniform, Organizational,Skirt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont
Burlington
Soap Dish
Name/Title
Soap Dish
Entry/Object ID
1969.10a-b
Description
Hand-carved wooden soap dish with an extending handle. The crudely carved dish is rectangular with sides that angle outward toward the top. The interior surface is covered in white paint. The outside of one side of the dish is carved with the inscription, "Capt. O Bizell Ve91/Prisner Februry 1777/Opon N:TO". The handle narrows in the center, then flares into a fan shape, and is carved with a geometric floral pattern.

The gift included an 1897 facsimile copy of Jabez Fitch' diary; the original is in the VHS library.
Context
Made by Capt. O. Bissell and given to his friend Capt. Jabez Fitch while prisoners of war on a British ship during the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1969.10
Source or Donor
Baxendale, John Orlando
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Bissell, O.
1777
Lexicon
Dish, Soap,Container, Soap,Hygiene Objects,Toilet Articles,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Fitch, Jabez (1737-1812)
American Revolutionary War
Souvenir
Name/Title
Souvenir
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.20
Description
Small wooden memento shaped like a knife. One side has the written inscription, "Colonel Elsworth", and the other has "Colonel Elsworth/City of Alexandria Va".
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Lexicon
Souvenir,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Alexandria
Civil War
Spoon
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1945.20.7b
Description
Stamp molded tin spoon with a pointed bowl. The handle is stamped with "U.S." The inside of the bowl is engraved with the inscription, "P. S. Howes Co F 1st Vt".
Context
Used by Phil Howe during the Spanish-American War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.20
Source or Donor
Howes, Mildred B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890
United States of America
Lexicon
Spoon, Eating,Eating & Drinking Utensils,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941)
Spanish-American War
Spoon
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.15
Description
Tin spoon with rat tail handle. The back of the handle is inscribed with the label, "T. B. Walter/Co. E Vt. Vol." The mark, "Pat Oct 27 & Sept 2[illeg] 58" is stamped on the reverse. The spoon had been repaired where handle meets bowl.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Spoon, Eating,Eating & Drinking Utensils,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Spur
Name/Title
Spur
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.4
Description
Silver-toned metal spur with attached leather strap. The spur consists of a U-shaped piece of metal with a two-pronged attachment at the center. Within the prongs is a round, freely-spinning piece of metal shaped into spikes (7 remaining). At the ends of the U-shaped piece, a strip of brown leather is attached with large rivets. The inner posts of the rivets are attached with a loose length of metal chain.
Context
Worn by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1948.11
Source or Donor
Hurley, Minnie H. 2
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Spur,Tack, Animal,Land Transportation Accessories,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Metal
Relationships
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
Northfield
Civil War
Stirrup Iron
Name/Title
Stirrup Iron
Entry/Object ID
1905.2
Description
Brass Prussian-style stirrup iron. The piece has an oval bed, or tread, with a tall oval handle or guard. At the center top is a rectangular opening for a leather strap.
Context
Used by General Samuel Strong at the Battle of Plattsburgh.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1905.2
Source or Donor
Peck, Warren
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Stirrup,Tack, Animal,Land Transportation Accessories,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Strong, Samuel (1762-1832)
War of 1812
Strap
Name/Title
Strap
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.29
Description
Brown leather strap with a metal buckle at one end. The other end is incised with the inscription, "TW c E".
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
1860-1863
Lexicon
Strap,Fastener,Multiple Use T&E for Materials,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Metal
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2001.25.5a-e
Description
Full khaki military uniform consisting of a tunic (jacket), waist belt, two pairs of pants, and a pants belt. The tunic has a lapel collar and secures up the center front with four metal buttons. There are four front pockets: two at the chest and two at the hips. A belt with a rectangular brass buckle secures around the tunic at the waist. Both pairs of pants have two back pockets and two side pockets. The secure at the center front with a zipper fly. The pants belt is made of cotton webbing and has a simple, rectangular buckle.
Context
Worn by Frank Birch Easton, Jr. as a pilot in the US Marines during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.25
Source or Donor
Easton, Frank Birch, Jr. (1916-2009)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Belt, Web,Jacket,Pants,Uniform,Belt,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Clothing Accessories,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Easton, Frank Birch, Jr. (1916-2009), United States Marine Corps
Craftsbury Common
World War II
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2001.25.3a-i
Description
Khaki military uniform consisting of a tunic, waist belt, three neckties, two shirts, and a pair of pants. The tunic has a lapel collar and secures at the center front with four metal buttons. There are four front pockets: two at the breast and two at the hips. The belt secures over the tunic at the waist and has a simple, rectangular buckle. The shirts are both long-sleeved and have two pockets at the breast. The pants have two back pockets and two side pockets and secure at the center front with a zippered fly.
Context
Worn by Frank Birch Easton, Jr. as a pilot in the US Marines during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.25
Source or Donor
Easton, Frank Birch, Jr. (1916-2009)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Jacket,Necktie,Pants,Shirt,Belt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Clothing Accessories,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Tunic
Relationships
Easton, Frank Birch, Jr. (1916-2009), United States Marine Corps
Craftsbury Common
World War II
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2007.30.2a-d
Description
White wool uniform suit consisting of a jacket, shirt, tie, and skirt. The jacket opens at the center front and secures with large brass buttons. White braid is applied around the cuffs, and a gold-embroidered oak leaf sits above the braid on both sleeves. There are two breast pockets that secure with flaps. The white, cotton shirt is short-sleeved and shaped with darts at the waist and gathering at the shoulder. It secures down the center front with white, mother-of-pearl buttons. The tie is black or navy blue, and is narrower in the center, flaring into triangles at the ends. The skirt is cut into an A-line with two pockets that secure with flaps.
Context
Worn by Amelia Helene Angelico Lissor of Montpelier, VT, while in the Navy Nurse Corps, 1956-1958.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2007.30
Source or Donor
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
14 Reg (32/26/35)
Material
Wool
Made or Created
Naval Clothing Depot
1955
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931), US Navy
Montpelier
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2007.30.3a-d
Description
Navy-blue wool uniform suit consisting of a jacket, shirt, tie, and skirt. The jacket opens at the center front and secures with large brass buttons. Gold braid is applied in two straight lights around the cuffs, and an embroidered oak leaf sits above the braid on both sleeves. There are two breast pockets that secure with flaps. The white, cotton shirt is short-sleeved and shaped with darts at the waist and gathering at the shoulder. It secures down the center front with white, mother-of-pearl buttons. The tie is black or navy blue, and is narrower in the center, flaring into triangles at the ends. The skirt is cut into an A-line with two pockets that secure with flaps.
Context
Worn by Amelia Helene Angelico Lissor of Montpelier, VT, while in the Navy Nurse Corps, 1956-1958.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2007.30
Source or Donor
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
12 Reg (30/24/33)
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1955
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Suit,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Lissor, Amelia Helene Angelico (b. 1931), US Navy
Montpelier
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1285a-e
Description
Woman's army uniform consisting an olive-green shirt and tie, a dark green skirt, jacket, and cap.
Context
Worn by Ruth Hulett of Salem, MA, as part of the Army Nurse Corps during WWII.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
Made or Created
1942-1946
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Hulett, Ruth (1908-1981)
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2006.24.8a-b
Description
Military uniform consisting of a jacket and pants. The jacket is black wool trimmed with black braid and has rectangular epaulets embroidered in gold and silver with a spread eagle. The initials VT are on either side of the collar opening. The jacket secures up the center front with six buttons, hidden beneath a placket. There are 5-inch slits at the hem on the side seams with hooks and eyes to secure. The body is lined with black silk and the sleeves are lined with brown and white striped cotton. A label at the neckline reads, "B. Turk & Bro. Burlington, Vt." The pants are made of the same black wool. There are two side and two back pockets and a watch pocket (on the right side). There are 6 buttons on the inside of the waistband for attaching suspenders. The pants have a center fly that secures with 4 buttons. The waistline is faced the same striped fabric that lines the sleeves. The lining of the watch pocket has the handwritten inscription, "Col. Roberts 35 19 17 33 1/4".
Context
Worn by Col. Merritt B. Roberts of Rupert, Vermont, as part of the National Guard. Roberts was part of the Governor's Home Guard from 1904 to 1906 under Governor Charles Bell.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.24
Source or Donor
Roberts, C. Sheldon
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Male
Made or Created
B. Turk & Bro.
1904
Burlington
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Bell, Charles J. (1845-1909), Roberts, Merritt (1858-1928), Vermont National Guard
Rupert, Vermont State House
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2006.24.1a-b
Description
Dress uniform consisting of a coat and pants. The coat is made of navy blue wool and reaches to just above the wearer's knees. There are two rows of brass buttons (9 each row), and tall brass studs on the shoulders. The standing collar is edged in gold braid, and there is applied gold braid in a trefoil design above each sleeve cuff. The back of the coat has two gold buttons at the waist with a kick pleat below, into which are sewn slit pockets. The body of the coat is lined in black silk and the sleeves are line in red-striped white cotton. A tag at the collar reads, "B. Turk & Bro. Burlington, Vt." and a label written on a pocket under the collar reads, "Col. M. B. Roberts 1904".

The pants are made of navy blue wool with a wide line of gold braid accenting the outer seams. There is a center fly that secures with four metal buttons. There are six buttons around the inside of the waistband for attaching suspenders. The waistband is faced with the same red-striped cotton that lines the sleeves. There is a small watch pocket on the left side at the waist with the handwritten label, "Col. M. B. Robert 35 19 17 3-3 1/4".
Context
Worn by Col. Merritt B. Roberts of Rupert, Vermont, as part of the National Guard. Roberts was part of the Governor's Home Guard from 1904 to 1906 under Governor Charles Bell.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.24
Source or Donor
Roberts, C. Sheldon
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Male
Material
Wool
Brass
Cotton
Made or Created
B. Turk & Bro.
1904
Burlington
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Bell, Charles J. (1845-1909), Roberts, Merritt (1858-1928), Vermont National Guard
Rupert, Vermont State House
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2016.1.1a-b
Description
Grey wool suit consisting of a jacket and skirt. The jacket has a grey twill-woven silk lining. It buttons down the center front with four silver-toned metal buttons. There are two pockets at the hip that secure with flaps and buttons. At the shoulders are red ribbon epaulets that secure at the front and back with buttons. The points of the collar and lapel are rounded. On the left sleeve is an oval patch with the inscription "NURSE CADET" around a red oval with a white cross in the center and the initials US in black. The skirt opens at the left side with a zipper and secures with a button at the waistline. The skirt reaches below the wearer's knees.
Context
Worn by Amelia Brown Maver of Boltonville, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.1
Source or Donor
Maver, Kathryn J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
14 (32/26/35)
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1943-1949
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Suit,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Maver, Amelia Brown (1924-2014), Mary Hitchcock Hospital
Boltonville, Hanover
World War II
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1269a-b
Description
Navy blue felted wool sailor suit consisting of a jacket or tunic and pants. The jacket's collar is square in the back and has lapels int he front. There is a small pocket on one side of the chest. The center-front opening shows a decorative panel tacked to the back of each lapel embroidered in blue, yellow, and pink. Three mother-of-pearl buttons secure the center, and there is one on either sleeve cuff. The pants are bell bottomed and lace int he center back. There are side pockets that close with buttons. The pants are lined in white cotton.
Context
Worn by Alfred M. Parkhurst, Company B, 10th Vermont Volunteers, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Male
Made or Created
1862
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Suit, Sailor,Pants,Jacket,Uniform,Suit,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Parkhurst, Alfred Simon
Barre City
Civil War
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2012.11.2a-b
Description
Uniform consisting a tunic (jacket) and pants, both made of olive-green wool. The tunic secures at the center front with four brass buttons. There are four pockets, each securing with buttons and flaps. There is a diamond-shaped patch above the right breast pocket with an image of an eagle within a circle embroidered in yellow (honorable discharge). Both sleeves have rank patches of three chevrons above a curved line (staff sergeant). The right shoulder has a blue, hexagonal patch with a red-and-white star with gold wings and a gold sailing ship (6th Air Force). At the bottom of the right sleeve is a triangular blue patch with a gold gear (Engineering Specialist). The left shoulder has a round blue patch with a red-and-white star with gold wings (Army Air Corps). At the bottom of the sleeve is a short, straight bar (6 months overseas) and a longer, diagonal bar (1 enlistment).

The pants have pockets set into the side seams, two back pockets, and one watch pocket. There is a center front fly that secures with 5 buttons. There are six belt loops around the waistline.
Context
Worn by Floyd Colgan of Brookfield, Vermont, during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.11
Source or Donor
Colgan, Bruce W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Male
34 waist; 31 inseam
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1942-1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Colgan, Floyd C. (1918-2010)
Brookfield
World War II
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1921.4a-b
Description
Sword and scabbard. The sword has a shagreen grip wrapped with twisted gold wire. The guard and pommel are also gold, and the rain guard is filigreed into floral vines and the letters US. The blade is lightly etched with a floral design. The scabbard is dark metal with gold hooks and chape.
Context
Used by Maj. Alfred L. Carlton of Montpelier, VT during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1921.4
Source or Donor
Corey, Charles Fisk
Corey, Winnifred C.
Credit Line
Made or Created
Clauberg
19th Century
Solingen
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Carlton, Alfred L. (1830-1874)
Montpelier
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1921.10.6a-b
Description
Ornate sword and accompanying scabbard. The grip of the sword is white shagreen, wrapped with twisted gold wire and embellished with gold stars. The guard, knuckle guard, and pommel are ornately chased gold in a floral pattern with an eagle and United States shield at the front of the pommel. The blade is heavily engraved with the names of ships and heavy florals. The scabbard is silver with gold locket/mouthpiece, chase/tip protector, and hook attachement.
Context
Presented to Rear Admiral Charles E. Clark of Bradford, VT by the State of Oregon in commemoration of his action during the Battle of Santiago aboard the USS Oregon.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1921.10
Source or Donor
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922)
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
Oldenhiemer
Portland
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922)
Bradford, Oregon
Spanish-American War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1925.1a-b
Description
Sword and leather scabbard with bronze decorations. The grip of the sword is white shagreen, and the guard and pommel are bronze with ornate decorations, including a servpent. A gold tassel hangs from the guard. The blade is lightly etched with a floral design. The scabbard is leather with bronze locket, chape, and hook. The chape is detached.
Context
Used by Admiral Charles E. Clark of Montpelier, VT, at the Battle of Santiago.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1925.1
Source or Donor
Clark, Mrs. Charles E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Joseph Starkey
1890
London
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Steel, Brass
Relationships
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922)
Santiago, Montpelier
Spanish-American War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1926.4a-b
Description
Straight-bladed sword with black leather scabbard. The sword's handle is made of ivory and incised with decorative vertical lines. The pommel is in the shape of an eagle's head. The remains of a red silk tassel are attached to a loop in the rain guard. The locket, chape, and hooks on the scabbard are all brass.
Context
Used by Edward F. Gould who enlisted to fight in the Civil War in Montpelier, Vermont in 1861.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1926.4
Source or Donor
Church, N. S.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Leather, Ivory
Relationships
Gould, Edward F.
Montpelier
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1927.9a-b
Description
Sword and scabbard. The sword's guard is ornately molded with an eagle and United States shield. The blade is lightly etched with a repeating floral design. There are bullet holes in the sword.
Context
Used by Captain Andrew J. Davis, Co. B, 17th Regiment Vermont Volunteers during the Civil War. The holes in the sword were made during the Battle of the Wilderness.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1927.9
Source or Donor
Reynolds, Mrs. B.E.
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Davis, Andrew J.
Virginia
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1928.2a-b
Description
Curved sword and scabbard. The sword handle is shagreen wrapped with gold-toned twisted wire. The guard and pommel are engraved with leafy vines. The blade is lightly engraved with a floral pattern. The scabbard is made of dark leather and has two hooks.
Context
Used by Brigadier General Denzel D. Rand of Wardsboro, VT during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1928.2
Source or Donor
Rand, Roy J.
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Rand, Denzel Davis (1795-1874)
Wardsboro
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1928.3a-b
Description
Curved sword with leather scabbard. The handle of the sword is ivory, and the pommel is in the shape of an eagle's head. The blade is lightly engraved with an all-over floral design.
Context
Used by Brigadier General Stephen Thomas of the 8th Vermont Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1928.3
Source or Donor
Parker, T.B.
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Thomas, Stephen (1809-1903)
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1928.7a-b
Description
Gold and silver sword and scabbard. The handle is ornately engraved gold, with decorative floral engravings and a pommel in the shape of an acorn. The rain guard has an applied shield engraved with the inscription, "Dr. E. S. Forester, 7th Vt. Regt." The silver blade is etched with the inscription "United States Medical Staff".
Context
Owned by Elihu S. Foster, Assistant Surgeon of the 7th Vermont Regiment during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1928.7
Source or Donor
Foster, Cornelia Lydia Lougee (1831-1915)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1860
Chicopee
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Silver
Relationships
Foster, Elihu S. (1829-1867)
Topsham
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1931.3a-b
Description
Sword with leather scabbard. The sword's handle is shagreen wrapped with gold-toned twisted wire. The blade is lightly engraved with an all-over floral pattern.
Context
Owned by Milo S. Taft of Company A, 1st Regiment Vermont Cavalry.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.3
Source or Donor
Hill, Elsie Taft
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Clauberg
1860
Solingen
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Bronze
Relationships
Taft, Milo S. (1842-1928)
Huntington
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1985.16.1a-b
Description
Sword and scabbard with a braided leather sword knot. The sword has a ebony grip. The scabbard is engraved with the inscription, "Capt. E.H. Prouty 1st. Inf. V.N.G." The blade is decoratively engraved with several military symbols.
Context
Owned by E. H. Prouty of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1985.16
Source or Donor
Burke, Bernard
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Ridabock & Co.
1898
New York City
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Leather
Relationships
Prouty, Edward H.
Montpelier, Burlington
Spanish-American War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1931.5a-b
Description
Sword with metal scabbard. The handle of the sword is shagreen wrapped with gold-toned twisted wire. The blade is engraved with a palm tree.
Context
Owned by Captain Henry Harrison Dewey of Company A, 10th Regiment Vermont during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.5
Source or Donor
Dewey, Emily Jerusha (1850-1943)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Dewey, Henry Harrison (1843-1910)
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1985.16.2a-b
Description
Sword and scabbard.The sword's grip is made of shagreen wrapped with twisted gold-toned wire. The guard and pommel are decoratively molded to show symbols of the United States, including several eagles. The scabbard is made of steel with brass loops. The blade is marked "US" and "Shannon Miller & Crane New York". The outside of the guard is engraved, "Lt. E.H. Prouty Co M 1st INFY VT. Vol. 1898 U.S.A."
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1985.16
Source or Donor
Burke, Bernard
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Shannon, Miller & Crane
1898
New York City
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass
Relationships
Prouty, Edward H.
Montpelier, Burlington
Spanish-American War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1931.15a-b
Description
Ornate sword with leather scabbard. The handle of the sword is leather wrapped in gold-toned twisted wire. The pommel is molded into a floral pattern and set with a dark stone. The blade is lightly engraved with an all-over floral pattern and the inscription, "Capt LW Page from the Howard Guard". The blade has two makers marks: the first is stamped close to the rain guard and says, "COLLINS & CO., HARTFORD CONN. 1862"; the second is incorporated into the engraving and says "MILLER & co. NEW YORK".
Context
Owned by Captain Lemuel W. Page of Company C, 12th Vermont Regiment, also known as the Howard Guards of Burlington, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.15
Source or Donor
Page, Carrie E.H.
Made or Created
Collins & Co.
1862
Hartford
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Wood, Brass
Relationships
Page, Lemuel W. (1821-1903)
Burlington
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1931.16ab
Description
Gold and silver sword and scabbard. The sword has an ornate handle of striped gold and silver in a spiral pattern. The pommel is engraved with acanthus leaves the rain guard is decorated with an eagle. The blade is engraved with a neoclassical design of vines and sheilds. The locket, chape, and hooks on the scabbard are shaped into baroque flowers. There is a small metal plaque attached to the scabbard between the hooks that reads, "Presented to Capt. J.O. Livingston, Mar. 20 1865 by his Co. G, 9th Vt. Vols."
Context
Presented to Captain Josiah O. Livingston of Company G, 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.16
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Unknown
Made or Created
Emerson and Silver
1865
Trenton
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Livingston, Josiah O.
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1931.19a-b
Description
Sword with silver and gold scabbard. The handle of the sword is shagreen wrapped with gold-toned twisted wire. The blade is stamped "G. R. Kirschbaum/Solingen" near the rain guard. On the opposite side, the mark "Henry Folsom - St. Louis - Mo." is engraved into a cartouche shaped like a shield. The scabbard is engraved with the inscription, "Capt J.L. Barstow from his Company".
Context
Owned by Captain John Lester Barstow of Company K, 8th Vermont Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Barstow went on to become Governor of Vermont (1882-1884).
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.19
Made or Created
Artist
Folsom, Henry
G. R. Kirschbaum
1860
Solingen
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass
Relationships
Barstow, John Lester (1832-1913)
St. Louis
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1900.1.1a-c
Description
Curved sword and scabbard. The sword has an Arabic inscription and an English initial (B) is engraved onto the hilt. The sword blade curves into a point, with a "heel" about a quarter up from the point. The handle has a straight rain guard and a pistol grip with three brass rosettes on each side. The scabbard is chased silver in a pattern or repeating, stylized flowers.
Context
Originally belonged to Lord Byron; purchased by Johnathan Peckham Miller of Montpelier, VT, who fought in the Greek War of Independence and was an anti-slavery activist.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1900.1
Source or Donor
King, Mrs. Henry W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1820
Turkey
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass, Wood
Relationships
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron (1788-1824), Miller, Jonathan Peckham (1797-1847)
Greece, Montpelier
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1986.18.30a-b
Description
Presentation sword and scabbard. The sword's grip is leather wrapped in wire. The guard and pommel are decoratively engraved with leaves. There is a gold tassel attached to the guard. The scabbard in engraved with the inscription, "Lieut. C.F. Branch/By members of Co. H 9th Vmt. Vol/At Chapins Farm, Va./March 14, 1865".
Context
Presented to Charles Branch by members of Company H, 9th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.18
Source or Donor
Branch, Mary C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Shannon, Miller & Crane
1865
New York City
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass
Relationships
Branch, Charles Francis, Sr. (1845-1910)
Orwell
Civil War
Sword
Interpretative Labels
Sword, 1857 Ames Manufacturing Company Chicopee, MA Steel, gold, mother of pearl Gift of Philip Sawyer, 1933.3.3ab Horace Bucklin Sawyer (1797-1860) received a commission as a midshipman in the United States Navy in June 1812 at age 15, and served on the crew of the USS Eagle in naval operations on Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. He was captured and held prisoner by the British for six months, and when released, reported back for duty. Assigned to the USS Constitution in December 1814, he served onboard for her famous battle with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant in February 1815. He stayed in the Navy after the war, progressing to the rank of captain in 1855, but suffered from near-total deafness apparently caused by injuries he had received during the capture of the USS Eagle. In 1856, the state of Vermont presented him with this sword in honor of his long service and in particular recognition of his participation in the USS Constitution's service.
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1933.3.3a-b
Description
Presentation sword with the engraving, "Vermont to her Son, Horace B. Sawyer, U.S. Navy, Consitution, Cyane, and Levant, 20th Feb. 1815". The handle is gold and mother-of-pearl. The Vermont state seal is attached at the center of the rain guard. The blade of the sword is engraved throughout in a floral pattern. The gold scabbard is also engraved throughout with a scabbard.
Context
Presented to Horace B. Sawyer by the State of Vermont, 1857.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1933.3
Source or Donor
Sawyer, Philip
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1857
Chicopee
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Mother of Pearl, Steel, Gold
Relationships
Sawyer, Horace Bucklin (1797-1860)
Lake Champlain
War of 1812
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1933.4a-b
Description
Highly decorative gold sword and scabbard with engraved and repousse decorations. The hilt of the sword terminates in an eagle's head, and the handles is decorated with many-faceted stars or studs. One side of the handle is also decorated with a floral bouquet. The crossguard, which terminates in a ram's head, is decorated at the center with an applied oval medallion with a depiction of Hercules wrestling a lion. The scabbard is engraved with the words, ""Presented to Major General Samuel Strong, Vermont Volunteers by his Excellency Daniel D. Tompkins of the State of New York, pursuant to the Resolutions of the Senate & Assembly of the said State, to Major General Samuel Strong of the Vermont Volunteers, as a memorial of the sense entertained by the State of his services and those of his brave Mountaineers at the battle of Plattsburg, 11th Sept. 1814." flowers, and a battle scene.
Context
Presented to Maj. Gen. Samuel Strong of Vergennes, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1933.4
Source or Donor
Vermont, State of
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
Targee, John (c.1775 - 1850)
1814
New York City
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Steel
Relationships
Strong, Samuel (1762-1832)
Vergennes, New York
War of 1812
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1942.6
Description
Sword with a three-sided tapering blade. It has a wooden handle and engraved metal guard.
Context
Owned by Paul Brigham, Lt. Governor and Governor of Vermont, and worn by him on state occasions. Passed through a fire in East Randolph, VT, in 1901.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1942.6
Source or Donor
Brigham, Paul (1746-1824)
Made or Created
1750
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Brigham, Paul (1746-1824)
Randolph
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1945.33.2ab
Description
Sword with black leather sheath. The handle is shagreen and is wrapped in blue and gold twisted wire. The guard and pommel are engraved with a floral pattern. The blade is lightly engraved with a floral vine and the inscription, "Ames Mfg Co Chicopee Mass".
Context
Owned by Allen Vail Abbott of Worcester, VT, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.33
Source or Donor
Whipple, Bessie Abbot
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
Chicopee
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Leather
Relationships
Abbott, Allen Vail (1842-1891)
Worcester
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
5
Description
Curved-blade steel sword. The grip is shagreen wrapped with twisted wired. The simple guard is brass and shaped like an ear.
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Materials
Steel, Brass, Shagreen
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
6
Description
Straight-bladed steel sword and scabbard. The grip is shagreen wrapped with twisted wire. The pommel and guards are brass and are elaborately molded with decorative motifs including an American eagle over six crossed flags.
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1949.5.2a-b
Description
Sword with straight blade and leather scabbard. The handles is wrapped in gold-toned wire, and the guard and pommel are unengraved. The scabbard has one stationary hook near the locket. The blade is stamped "US GWC 1864" and "Ames Co. Chicopee Mass."
Context
Owned by Maurice William Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont. Likely used by a family member during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1949.5
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1864
Chicopee
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Dewey, Maurice William (1889-1944)
Montpelier
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2004.41.1a-c
Description
Straight-bladed sword with black leather scabbard. The sword has a steel blade with the mark, "U.S. AHC 1863". The grip is tightly wrapped with twisted brass wire, and the pummel and guards are brass. The scabbard is fitted with brass mounts at either end (one now loose).
Context
Used by Horace Goodwin of the 11th Vermont Infantry during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.41
Source or Donor
Scott, Howard H. & Karin R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1863
United States of America
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass, Leather
Relationships
Goodwin, Horace (1839-1899)
Johnson
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1999.33.1a-b
Description
Sword and scabbard. The grip is shagreen wrapped with twisted wire. The guard is curved and in three metal strips from the rain guard to the pommel.
Context
Used by Lyman E. Knapp of Somerset, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.33
Source or Donor
Wilson, Frederick K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Knapp, Lyman E. (1837-1904)
Townshend, Somerset
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2000.1.2a-b
Description
Sword and scabbard. The grip is black leather decorated with twisted brass wire. The guard and pommel are brass. The scabbard is dark leather with brass mounts.
Context
Owned by Roderick D. Morehouse of Shelburne, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
2000.1
Source or Donor
Buffinton, Philip G.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860-1865
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Morehouse, Roderick D. (1835-1900)
Shelburne
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2012.67.3a-b
Description
Curved-bladed sword with a leather scabbard. The grip is molded leather and the guards and pommel are brass. The blade is marked "SOLINGEN" on one side and "P. KNECHT" on the other.
Context
Used by Roswell Miner during the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.67
Source or Donor
Upton, Peter
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1777-1780
Solingen
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass, Leather
Relationships
Miner, Roswell
Connecticut
American Revolutionary War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2012.67.4a-b
Description
Sword and scabbard. The sword has a leather grip wrapped with twisted gold-toned wire. The guard and pommel are brass, and the rain guard is filigreed into floral vines and the letters US. The blade is lightly etched with a floral design. The scabbard is dark metal with brass hooks and chape.
Context
Possibly used by Hiram Edward Perkins of St. Albans, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.67
Source or Donor
Upton, Peter
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860-1865
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Metal
Relationships
Perkins, Hiram Edward (1838-1908)
St. Albans City
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2012.67.5a-b
Description
Straight-bladed sword with silver scabbard. The grip is shagreen wrapped with twisted bronze wire. The guard and pommel are molded into a design of eagles, shields, and crossed guns. The blade is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee, Mass."
Context
Likely used by Hiram E. Perkins of St. Albans, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.67
Source or Donor
Upton, Peter
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1860-1870
Chicopee
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Perkins, Hiram Edward (1838-1908)
St. Albans City
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2012.67.6a-b
Description
Straight bladed sword with metal scabbard. The sword is elaborately decorated. It has an ivory grip etched with the initials "BBP" within a holly wreath on one side and a cross inserted through a triangle on the other side. The pommel is in the shape of a medieval knight's helmet and connected to the rain guard with a chain. The guard is decorated with crosses, with the central cross inserted through a crown. The blade is marked, "The M. C. Lilley / Columbus".
Context
Used by Ben Burton Perkins of St. Albans as a member of the Knights Templar
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.67
Source or Donor
Upton, Peter
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1903
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ivory, Steel, Metal
Relationships
Knights Templar, Perkins, Benn Burton (1865-1928)
Rutland, St. Albans City
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1955.33.1a-b
Description
Straight-bladed sword and engraved scabbard. The grip is black metal decorated with brass wire. The brass guard is molded in low relief to show an eagle.
Context
Owned by John Stacy of St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.33
Source or Donor
Morse, Martha Stacy
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Steel
Relationships
Stacy, John
St. Johnsbury
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2005.27a-b
Description
Ornate sword and accompanying scabbard. The grip of the sword is shagreen, wrapped with twisted gold wire. The guard is ornately carved brass in a scrollwork pattern with an eagle and the initials U. S. The blade is engraved with floral scrollwork, a large spread eagle and the initials U.S. The scabbard is leather with brass locket/mouthpiece, chase/tip protector, and hook attachments. The top hook attachment is engraved, "Lt. Hiram Rowe, From the Members of Co. A 16th Mass. Vols. Honour to the Brave." The blade is marked "Schuyler Hartley & Graham" and "W Clauberg Solingen."
Context
Presented to Lieutenant Hiram Rowe of Danville, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.27
Source or Donor
Rowe M.D., Harry M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Clauberg
1861-1863
Solingen
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze, Brass, Steel
Relationships
Rowe, Hiram, Jr. (c.1840-1863)
Danville
Civil War
Sword
Interpretative Labels
This sword was worn only as part of a dress uniform. Peck received the right to wear the sword when he received his commission as a 2nd lieutenant for his participation in Civilian Military Training Camp (CMTC). These camps were authorized by the National Defense Act of 1920 as an extra measure in preparing for the nation's military readiness. The camps provided an introduction to military training for young men of high school or college age to prepare them for the Reserve of National Guard duty. Peck spent a month each of four summers in addition to other preparations including correspondence courses as part of the CMTC program. The first summer camp was near Boston, and the succeeding three summers were at Fort Ethan Allen in Vermont. Upon completion, Peck was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant. Peck was called to active service while still in undergraduate school at Notre Dame. This sword would have been attached to a Sam Browne belt, a wide belt, usually leather, which is supported by a strap going diagonally over the right shoulder. It is most often seen as part of military or police uniforms.
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2005.36a-b
Description
Dress sword with black grip shaped with finger holds. The guard and pommel are silver-toned, and the black is ornately carved with scrollwork. The scabbard is silver-toned metal.
Context
Owned by Louis Provost Peck of Montpelier, Vermont, after World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.36
Source or Donor
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1949
Germany
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008), Vermont National Guard
World War II
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1959.10.3a-c
Description
Sword with silver-plated scabbard. The handle is made of carved wood, shaped into finger grips. The silver guard has a gold tassel tied around it. The blade is engraved with the mark, "THE M.C.LILLEY & CO. COLUMBUS" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Context
Part of the dress uniform of Col. Merton Wells of Cabot, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.10
Source or Donor
Coyle, Marjorie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
M. C. Lilley & Company
19th Century
Columbus
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Silver, Wood
Relationships
Wells, Merton (1866-1909)
Cabot, Vermont State House
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2006.24.2a-b
Description
Ceremonial sword and scabbard. The sword grip is made of dark wood shaped with finger grips. The guard and pommel are gold-toned metal with an acorn-shaped gold tassel. The slightly curved blade is engraved with flowers, military symbols, an eagle with the words "E Pluribus Unum" on one side, and the initials "U.S." on the other side. Just beneath the guard, the blade is marked, "The M. C. Lilley & Co., Columbus, O." The scabbard is steel.
Context
Used by Col. Merritt B. Roberts of Rupert, Vermont, as part of the National Guard. Roberts was part of the Governor's Home Guard from 1904 to 1906 under Governor Charles Bell.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.24
Source or Donor
Roberts, C. Sheldon
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
M. C. Lilley & Company
1904-1906
Columbus
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Ribbon
Relationships
Roberts, Merritt (1858-1928), Vermont National Guard
Rupert
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1960.86ab
Description
Straight-bladed sword with silver scabbard. The grip is leather wrapped with twisted bronze wire. The guard and pommel is molded into a design of eagles, shields, and crossed guns. There is a wide chain hanging from the knuckle guard. The scabbard in engraved with the inscription, "Presented to Capt. A. G. Robbins 2nd Regt. Vt. Vols. by the Officers July 4th 1863".
Context
Presented to Augustus Josiah Robbins of Grafton, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.86
Source or Donor
Terrill, Kate E.
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Bronze, Silver, Gold
Relationships
Robbins, Augustus Josiah
Grafton
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1962.22.2a-b
Description
Straight bladed sward with scabbard. The grip and guard are both elaborately decorated gold, molded and engraved into flowers and military emblems. The blade is engraved with flowers, and the scabbard is engraved with the names of battles and the inscription, "CAPT. A. M. BEATTIE Comdg Co. F, 3d. Vt. Vols. by the members of his company as a mark of their confidence and esteem. Feb. 1864."
Context
Presented to Captain Alexander M. Beattie of Co. F, 3rd Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1962.22
Source or Donor
Sawin, Mabel
Made or Created
Clauberg
1861-1865
Solingen
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Bronze, Silver
Relationships
Beattie, Alexander Mitchell (1828-1907)
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1992.30.1a-b
Description
Sword with leather scabbard. The grip is shagreen wrapped with twisted wire.
Context
Used by Rufus Kinsley of Fletcher, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.30
Source or Donor
Kinsley, Sumner E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860-1870
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Brass, Steel
Relationships
Kinsley, Rufus (1831-1911)
Fletcher, Lowell
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.109ab
Description
Masonic ceremonial sword and scabbard. The sword has a straight blade, heavily decorated with gothic-style engraving and the inscription, "LeRoy A. Kent". The grip is ebony with an applied gothic cross. The pommel is in the shape of a helmet, and the rain guard is decorated with a cross within a crown. The silver scabbard had applied decorative medallions. The top shows a medieval knight injured on a battlefield, with red-glitter enamel on his shield and chest. It is also decorated with a red-glitter cross inserted into a crown.
Context
Owned by LeRoy Ken of Calais, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.43
Source or Donor
Tarshi, Andrew
Tarshi, Susan
Gay, Olivia
Ancel, Janet
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Materials
Steel, Silver, Ebony
Relationships
Kent, LeRoy Abdiel (1843-1911), Freemasons
Kent's Corner
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2010.61.2a-c
Description
Sword with metal scabbard and cotton canvas storage bag. The sword's grip is shagreen wrapped with twisted wire. The rain guard shows a spread eagle with the words, "E PLURIBUS UNUM". The blade is elaborated, though lightly, engraved with scrollwork and a large flying eagle carrying a banner that reads, "E PLURIBUS UNUM". The scabbard is engraved, "Capt. M. H. Twitchell." along with several battle locations in Virginia.
Context
Owned by Marshall Harvey Twitchell after the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.61
Source or Donor
Twitchell, James
Brown, Ann
Twitchell, Mary
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
W. Walscheid
1865
Solingen
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Nickel, Metal
Relationships
Twitchell, Marshall Harvey (1840–1905)
Virginia
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1965.14.1a-b
Description
Sword with metal scabbard. The grip is shagreen wrapped with twisted wire, and the guard and pommel are brass. The blade is stamped on one side with the mark, "SCHUYLER HARTLEY & GRAHAM NEW YORK", on the other side with the mark, "CLAUBERG SOLINGEN", and on the edge with "BARON PROOF"
Context
Owned by Christopher C. Putnam of the 13th Vermont during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1965.14
Source or Donor
Putnam, Ralph W.
Made or Created
Clauberg, Schuyler, Hartley & Graham
Solingen
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass
Relationships
Putnam, Christopher C. (1839-1924)
Middlesex
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
2010.62.2a-b
Description
Presentation sword and scabbard. The sword has a molded brass grip, guard, and pommel, decorated with scrollwork, a man in a toga, an eagles head, and a large red gem. The uppermost brass mount on the scabbard is engraved, "Presented to Capt. M. H. Twitchell at City Point V.a April 1865", along with the names of several Civil War battles.
Context
Presented to Marshall Harvey Twitchell after the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.62
Source or Donor
Twitchell, Peggy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Clauberg
1865
Solingen
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Steel, Nickel, Gem
Relationships
Twitchell, Marshall Harvey (1840–1905)
City Point
Civil War
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1877.1.1
Description
Sword with bone or antler handle. There is a brass shell applied at the rain guard. The blade curves very slightly toward the tip.
Context
Worn at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War by Lt. Isaac Nash of Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1877.1
Source or Donor
Kellogg, L.H.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1777
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Brass, Bone
Relationships
Brattleboro
American Revolutionary War, Battle of Bennington
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1920.4.6a-b
Description
Steel sword with a curved blade and metal scabbard. The grip is shagreen wrapped with twisted wire. The guard and pommel are silver-toned.
Context
Used by General James S. Peck of Montpelier, Vermont, during the Civil War. Peck served as Adjutant of the 13th and Major of the 17th Vermont Volunteer Infantry.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1920.4
Source or Donor
Daughters of the War of 1812
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Peck, James S. (1838-1884)
Montpelier
Civil War
Sword Cane
Name/Title
Sword Cane
Entry/Object ID
2011.27.3a-b
Description
Wooden cane with a carved ivory handle. The handle is carved at the front with a woman's head, and pulls away from the cane to reveal a narrow blade. The blade is decoratively engraved and twisted near the handle. The handle releases from the cane by pushing two buttons hidden in the carving.
Context
Carried by Homer J. Twitchell when he travelled to Louisiana in 1870
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.27
Source or Donor
Twitchell, Helen T.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Cane, Sword,Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Materials
Ivory, Wood, Brass, Rubber
Relationships
Twitchell, Homer Jonas (1874-1956)
Londonderry, Louisiana
Tin
Name/Title
Tin
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.24
Description
Large, unopened tin of "Survival Crackers" from World War II. Printed in black letters on top are the words, "CIVIL DEFENSE ALL PURPOSE SURVIVAL CRACKER/ 62 crackers per pound/ MINIMUM NUMBER OF CRACKERS PER CAN 419", along with a list of ingredients and manufacturing information.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.61
Source or Donor
Corrigan, Edward
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
National Biscuit Company
1939-1945
New York City
Lexicon
Tin,Can,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Barre City
World War II
Tin
Name/Title
Tin
Entry/Object ID
2020.24.2ab
Description
A cardboard and tin cylinder with screw-on cap. The tube has a sticker label that is addressed to "W. V. Mason Air Patrol Waterbury, Vermont" from "Box 88 Hanover, N.H."
Context
Owned by William Vroman Mason of Waterbury, Vermont. Mason was Vermont Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from November 1942 to November 1947.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.24
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Improved Mailing Case Company
New York City
Lexicon
Tin,Can,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Relationships
Mason, William Vroman (1906-1989), Civil Air Patrol
Waterbury
Toilet Kit
Name/Title
Toilet Kit
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.12
Description
Olive green canvas carrying case filled with toiletries. The case consists of four flaps that fold together to create a pouch, that seals closed with black snaps. When closed, the outside portions are stamped with the number P6024" in several places. (One is mistakenly P6924.) When opened, the interior has custom sized pouches and leather straps to hold toiletries. The center portion holds a small toothbrush wrapped in plastic, a tube of Williams Glider brand shaving cream, the head and handle of a metal safety razor (separated), a box of razor blades, a tube of Squib dental cream, and a black box containing a small cake of soap. The side portion holds a mirror, a nail file, a comb, and a styptic pencil in a plastic tube.
Context
Used by Lt. Col. James Alan Partridge during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.19
Source or Donor
Roy, Ruth Partridge
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1942-1945
Lexicon
Kit, Toilet,Case, Traveling,Case, Personal,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Partridge, James Alan (1915-2014), Army Air Corps
Barre City
World War II
Toilet Kit
Name/Title
Toilet Kit
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.14
Description
Unopened paper-wrapped pouch. The pouch is labeled, "ACCESSORY PACKET Cigarettes . Matches . Toilet Paper . Gum . Water Purification Tablet PACKED BY CHAARD LABORATORIES, INC. LANSING, MICHIGAN." The back of the pouch has the inscription, "NOTICE; MOSQUITO BITES CAUSE MALARIA" and "INSTRUCTION FOR THE USE OF WATER PURIFICATION TABLETS". Each inscription is followed by further instructions.
Context
Owned by Lt. Col. James Alan Partridge during World War II
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.19
Source or Donor
Roy, Ruth Partridge
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Chaard Laboratories, Inc.
1942-1945
Lansing
Lexicon
Kit, Toilet,Case, Traveling,Case, Personal,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Partridge, James Alan (1915-2014)
Barre City
World War II
Trunk
Name/Title
Trunk
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.27ab
Description
Wooden trunk. The trunk hinges open at the back. The interior of the bottom half of the trunk is painted blue and stenciled with the label, "T. Bl Walter/Burke, Vt." The interior of the lid is separated into multiple compartments: two large cubbies on the right at smaller lidded compartments on the left. It is lined with green-painted paper and stenciled in several places with the labels "T. B. Walter" and "T. B. W." The stencils are placed to intentionally overlap onto the compartment lids.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Trunk,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Tunic
Name/Title
Tunic
Entry/Object ID
2001.25.2a-d
Description
Green wool military uniform tunic with matching belt and necktie. The tunic has a lapel collar with petals pins in the shape of a globe over an anchor with an eagle. The garment secures up the center front with four metal buttons. There are four front pockets: two at the breast and two at the hips. A belt secures over the tunic at the waist and has a simple rectangular buckle.
Context
Worn by Frank Birch Easton, Jr. as a pilot in the US Marines during World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.25
Source or Donor
Easton, Frank Birch, Jr. (1916-2009)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Jacket,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Wool, Leather
Relationships
Easton, Frank Birch, Jr. (1916-2009), United States Marine Corps
Craftsbury Common
World War II
Tunic
Name/Title
Tunic
Entry/Object ID
1973.36.4
Description
Khaki uniform jacket with stand-up collar and 4 buttoned pockets in front. Each pocket is secured with a point flap, and the metal buttons are molded with an eagle design. The right sleeve has two golden chevrons near the wrist. The left sleeve has one golden chevron near the wrist, a red chevron near the elbow, and another red chevron near the shoulder.
Context
Worn by Guy Hiram Boyce of Moretown, Vermont while in the US Army during World War I.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.36
Source or Donor
Boyce, Edmund L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918-1919
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Jacket,Tunic,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Boyce, Guy Hiram (1889-1973)
Moretown
World War I
Tunic
Name/Title
Tunic
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1286
Description
Blue wool West Point uniform tunic (jacket). The jacket secures up the center front with three brass buttons. There are four front pockets that secure with flaps and small brass buttons. The cuffs are decorated with a band of red and gold braid.
Context
Worn by Captain Floyd A. Mitchell of Barre, Vermont, while a student at West Point.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1920-1924
Lexicon
Uniform, Military,Jacket,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Mitchell, Floyd Allen (1901-1944), West Point
Barre Town
Tweezers
Name/Title
Tweezers
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.2
Description
Metal tweezers with sharp, pointed ends. The tweezers are from from two sheets of steel welded together. The sides are decorated with grooves and concave indentations.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter, a musician in Co. E, 15th Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Tweezers,Multiple Use T&E for Materials,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Uniform
Name/Title
Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2016.56.2d
Description
Navy blue military-style hat consisting of a flat raised crown and a black leather brim. There is a brass badge at the center front with an eagle atop it that bears the inscription, "University of Vermont, State Agricultural College." Inside the hat there is a cotton label inserted into a plastic cover that reads, "Sigmund Eisner Co. Uniforms and Clothing RED BANK, M. J. / Name L. Lisai / 6 3/4 / H4924".
Context
Worn by L. Lisai as a student in ROTC at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. UVM's ROTC program was founded in 1913 as the Student's Army Training Course.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.56
Source or Donor
Lewis, Martha Ellis
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Dick & Polly Ellis
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Female
6-3/4
Material
Wool
Leather
Brass
Made or Created
Sigmund Eisner Company
1930-1939
Red Bank
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont
Burlington
Vest
Name/Title
Vest
Entry/Object ID
1992.45.1
Description
Knitted sweater vest made of olive-green wool. The vest has a V-shaped neckline and no sleeves. The neckline, armscyes, and hem are all cable knitted with the cables oriented toward the edge of the garment.
Context
Made by Maria Orsola Benevenuta Molina Franzi, of Barre, Vermont, for her son, Gino Charles Franzi, to wear during his service in World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.45
Source or Donor
Franzi, Olive Romerio (1920-2018)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Vest
Male
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
Made or Created
Artist
Franzi, Maria Osola Benevenuta Molina Franzi
1939-1945
Barre City
Lexicon
Vest,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Franzi, Gino Charles (1917-1961)
World War II
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1984.19.1
Description
Small, rectangular wooden beam. One side is pasted with a yellowed piece of paper with the handwritten inscription, "this is a piece taken from the Royal Savage Boat Sunk near Valcour Island in the Mar 1812; it was a Brittish Boat". [The information is incorrect.]
Context
Taken from Benedict Arnold's ship, Royal Savage, in Lake Champlain, which was sunk in 1776.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1984.19
Lexicon
Relic, Historic,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Lake Champlain
American Revolutionary War
Writing Case
Name/Title
Writing Case
Entry/Object ID
1992.30.2b
Description
Wooden portable writing desk with a thin leather cover. There is a handle at the top. The front flap has a locking mechanism that, when unlocked, allows the whole side to drop open to become a writing surface. The interior of the back side is split into two sections that open outward from the center like doors, beneath which is one large page-sized storage section. The back of each door has a specialized storage area: one is split to hold four tools, and the second has a pleated envelope with a tappe closing flap. A long, narrow section stretches across the bottom and is filled with removable trays, allowing for multiple layers of storage. The end section holds an ink bottle. There are pen nibs, an ink bottle, and pen handle inside the case.
Context
Presented to Rufus Kinsley, superintendent of the May Street Sunday School for Negroes, Boston on his retirement in 1857. Kinsley carried the case during his service in the Civil War as part of Co. F, 8th Vermont and Co. G 74th US Colored Infantry. He continued to educate many formerly enslaved people during the war.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.30
Source or Donor
Kinsley, Sumner E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1857-1865
Boston
Lexicon
Case, Writing,Case, Writing Equipment,Container, Writing Equipment,Writing Accessories,Written Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Artificial Leather, Brass, Leather
Relationships
Kinsley, Rufus (1831-1911)
Civil War
Writing Case
Name/Title
Writing Case
Entry/Object ID
1992.30.2a
Description
Leather field case for a lap desk. The case is a boxy leather container with a flap covering. There are two tabs sewn onto the flap that buckle to the face of the piece. Both of the buckles are missing but the end of the tabs they were attached to are intact. The flap covering has a rectangle cut out of the top center to accommodate the handle of the desk, allowing the set to be carried by the handle. The front of the flap has "R Kinsley" scored into it. On the top is "F" and "8 Vt", and scored into the face is "Co F / 8th Vt."
Context
Presented to Rufus Kinsley, superintendent of the May Street Sunday School for Negroes, Boston on his retirement in 1857. Kinsley carried the case during his service in the Civil War as part of Co. F, 8th Vermont and Co. G 74th US Colored Infantry. He continued to educate many formerly enslaved people during the war.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.30
Source or Donor
Kinsley, Sumner E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1857-1865
Boston
Lexicon
Case, Writing,Case, Writing Equipment,Container, Writing Equipment,Writing Accessories,Written Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Artificial Leather, Brass, Leather
Relationships
Kinsley, Rufus (1831-1911)
Civil War

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