Date Created: October 4, 1861
Description: 6pp letter, handwritten in black ink on red edged white, unlined paper. Dated October 4, 1861 from Clarissa F. Jones to Have Schofield regarding news of family & friends, domestic activities & information on the fire at 8th & Walnut.
Date Created: October 30, 1861
Description: 6pp letter, handwritten in black ink on blue-lined papper dated October 30, 1861 from Clarissa F. Jones to Have Schofield regarding family and school issues, concerns with friends.
Date Created: November 17, 1861
Description: 6pp letter, handwritten in black ink on white, blue-lined paper. dated November 17, 1861 from Clarissa F. Jones to Have Schofield regarding friends, packages to Have, Have's brothers and family.
Date Created: November 24, 1861
Description: 6pp letter, handwritten in black ink on white, unlined paper, dated November 24, 1861 from Clarissa F. Jones to Have Schofield regarding supplies sent to Have & Dr. Reed, domestic chores, friends and family.
Date Created: December 11, 1861
Description: 6pp letter, handwritten in blacl ink on white, faintly blue-lined paper. Dated December 11, 1861 from Clarissa F. Jones to Have Schofield regarding family illnesses, school & friends.
Description: 8 irregular shaped pieces. Dried rhizome - 'curcuma longa' - alkaloid. Label reads, "Turmeric". Turmeric was used to help stop bleeding.
Date Created: August 17, 1862
Description: 8 pp letter hand written in black ink on white, unlined paper dated August 17, 1862 from Clarissa F. Jones to probably Mr. Hollingsworth (letter addressed to Dear Sir) regarding Harrison landing, Fortress Monroe, returned Richmond prisoners.
Date Created: April 5, 1863
Description: 8 pp letter handwritten in black ink on white, unlined paper dated April 5, 1863 from Clarissa F. Jones to Lane Schofield regarding answer to Lane's question of her thougths of him of a man, Elizabeth's health, friends, social events, family, happenings.
Date Created: February 6, 1862
Description: 8 pp letter handwritten in black ink on white, unlined paper and pink, blue-lined paper. Dated Febuary 6, 1862 from Clarissa F. Jones to Have Schofield regarding family, friends, domestic issues.
Date Created: October 23, 1861
Description: 8pp letter handwritten in black ink on white, unlined paper. Dated October 23, 1861 from personal distress with war issues, personal feelings, disposition of having possessions.
Date Created: October 15, 1861
Description: 8pp letter, handwritten in black ink on white, unlined paper. Dated October 15, 1861 from Clarissa F. Jones to Have Schofield regarding family and friends.
Description: A C.D.V. with a paper mount which has guilding on the sides. Photo shows Major Jacob Ebersole from the shoulders up. He is in a double breasted military coat, shoulder boards in place, with a white-collared shirt underneath. Major Jacob Ebersole, in Civil War uniform. Father of Mary E. Crowford. C....
Description: A circular lead game piece made from a bullet. Soldiers often carved or shaped bullets into game pieces. This one was found at Antietam and could have been a poker chip or a checker piece.
Date Created: 1853
Description: A cylindrical tin tube. In the middle is a paper wrapping that explains the object and gives testimony from surgeons. The paper is tearing and there are parts of it missing. The tin is rusty and does not open. Metal is beginning to separate. Printed on label is, "Exhibition of the Industry of...
Description: A full left leg, articulated at the knee, and made of wood and covered in leather. Surface was painted with flesh-colored paint. Foot has additional leather covering. Has vents in thigh portion.
Date Created: April 5, 1848
Description: A legal document from the Commonwealth of Va, 1848. Signed by Fontaine Beckham in 1848. He was the Mayor of Harper's Ferry during John Brown's raid, and was killed by John Brown.
Date Created: November 1858
Description: A legal document from the Commonwealth of Va, 1858. Signed by Israel Russell, who was Justice of the Peace of Harper's Ferry, and who was one of John Brown's hostages. Also signed by George Koonce, who helped to defend Harper's Ferry during the war.
Date Created: September 29, 1862
Description: A letter and pass allowing Mr. Broadbent to look for his dead son, and an embalming ad for Dr. Thomas Holmes.
Date Created: March 12, 1858
Description: A letter dated March 12th, 1858 from New York City. The letter is written by a Surgeon to the New York Hospital whose name is illegible. The letter identifies Dr. Elias Marsh is a qualified physician and graduate of Columbia College.
Description: A pair of striaght-bladed scissors which is part of a pocket surgical kit. Silver colored metal. Two circular eyelets for finger placement, one unconnected. Straight edged scissors were used for cutting bandages and dressings.
Description: A paper-covered wooden box with spaces for six cartridges and containing five .36 caliber cartridges. Manufactured for W.J. Syms & Bro., NY, by D.C. Sage, CT. Hotchkiss' Patent Feb. 11th, 1862
Description: A set of 28 straight pins all contained in their original paper sheath. The pins are made of silver metal with a round, flat head. The paper sheath is greenish-blue in color.
Description: A white porcelain invalid feeding cup with a spout and one handle
Date Created: 1866
Description: A wooden desk top comprised of drawers and pigeon-holes. Label on desk bears the name Jos. K. Barnes, Surgeon General, as well as the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. It is dated May 7, 1866. Label is torn around edges. It reads, "...eral's Office / Washington D.C., May...
Description: Parchment (sheepskin) diploma for Jeremiah Holmes. Written in Latin, signed by professors, with slits in center bottom for seal and ribbons.
Description: All metal curved scissors. Manufacturer label stamped into the metal. Some minor corrosion. Scissors curved to easily cut tissue or bandages.
Description: All metal instrument used for shaping and smoothing rough edges of bone. Small grooves cut in handle. Sharp, pincer head with flat cutting area closes as the two handles are pressed together. Manufacturer stamp on handle.
Description: Ambrotype in case of a man in uniform, probably Isaac Kay.
Description: American flag, with 34 stars in circular pattern
Description: Brown wooden case used as the casing for a surgical kit. Civilian case. Top lid hinged with two brass closing hooks. Brass keyhole, brass oval inlay on top of the case reads "9th Fla. Reg." Questionable. Red velvet interior with brass supports.
Description: Amputation kit. Rectangular mahogany wood box with red velvet interior. Two compartments of instruments. Exterior of lid has brass oval engraved, "Dr. James" and a set of two thin metal inlays near each end of the box. Removable interior red velvet divider with manufacturer's...
Description: Amputation knife with ebony handle. Handle has checkered grip.
Description: Amputation knife. Ebony handle with checkered pattern etched onto surface, blade is flat and straight, maker's name etched onto metal near handle.
Description: 4 sided, chamfered cornered, ivory handle. No cracking. Silver metal shaft with three metal tines with a thicker, curved knife surface. Some black tarnish on the surface of the metal.
Description: Curved steel instrument with two eyelets, one at the tip, bored into metal. Needle is hollow at one end.
Description: Ivory handle instrument used to pass ligatures around the sides of torn arterial wall for tying. Instrument is curved with two eyelets near the blunt end. Ivory handle has small crack near where it attaches to metal.
Description: Aneurysm needle. Ivory handle, cracked on one side. Metal is silver. Overall piece is curved and tapers as it moves away from the handle. End curves into hook shape. Two small eyelets punched in the curved end. "Tiemann" stamped into the metal surface.
Description: Arterial forceps. Similar to tweezers, but the metal pieces cross over each other and form a clamp at the end, "38" etched inside open part of tool.
Description: All metal tool, manufacturer stamp on inside of handle. Some etching for grip on the outside of tool. Used to grasp arteries without injuring the arterial wall. Possesses a spring-catch.
Description: Artery forceps which are part of a pocket surgical kit. These gripped the artery with grooved points or teeth. The ends of the object are held in place with a sliding or spring catch. A ligature with an overhand knot could be slipped down the forceps to the artery
Description: Bobber device used to measure the amount of sugar in a liquid by the specific gravity of the solution. Bulbous shape at one end, holds 1/16" round, gray pellets held in place by a small cotton plug. Tube widens, then thins. Thinner tube graduated by 5 at 1/2 inch intervals on an interior paper...
Description: Tin metal carrying case, painted black, with brass metal handle. Top of the object is sloped down from the handle point. Two hinged doors open upward, revealing six compartments inside the container. Located inside are six rolled bandages.
Description: Glass & metal original Barracks Lamp. Black metal base and handle hold the glass lamp. Embossed, "EAGLE/P&A MFG. CO THOMASTO CONN" on the metal bracket. Excellent condition
Description: Belt buckle type tourniquet designed to reduce the amount of hemorrhage during surgical techniques. Brass metal buckle connected to a beige canvas strap. Object is stored in a rolled position
Description: Bent glass rectal thermometer, L-shaped, contains mercury. Has an ivory plank attached to the glass with graduated temperature readings. Labeled "J.W. Queen & Co. Phila." Brown leather and velvet carrying case with metal clasps. Red oval label on interior of top which reads, "...
Description: Bistoury is part of a pocket surgical kit. Object has long, narrow blades which fold jack-knife style into a tortoise shell handle for security and protection. Tool contains two sharp, straight pointed scalpel blades to make precise incisions.
Description: Bistoury knife with metal blade and ebonized wood handle. Blade curves downward to a blunt tip. Blade is marked "SNYDER" and is attached to handle by two metal pins. Half of handle is checkered
Description: Bistoury knife with metal blade and ebonized wood handle. Blade curves downward to a point. Blade marked "SNYDER/PHILA." Blade has two metal pins for attachment to handle. Handle is detached from blade. Handle has portion missing.
Description: Black and white landscape depicts hospital and adjacent buildings, flagpole, railroad line and mountains in background. Clarysville Inn Hospital, Cumberland MD. Print set under glass in brown wood frame, gold border. Backboard inscription.
Description: Black and white photograph of 2 men. Backmark on photo "Drs. Monroe & Hassenplug / Practical Naturepathic, Mesmeric, Clairvoyant / and Magnetic Physicians, for the safe, sure / and natural treatment of Disease, / Weakness and Infirmities."