In the Discharge of his Duty: Weapons, Ammunition, and Military Equipment Exhibit

In the Discharge of his Duty: Weapons, Ammunition, and Military Equipment Exhibit
Virginia Union University
Image by Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library
Shown here are images from the exhibit "In the Discharge of his Duty: Weapons, Ammunition, and Military Equipment," now on display inside the Special Collections Research Center on the first floor of Swem Library at the College of William & Mary. The exhibit will be on display from October 19, 2011 through April 9, 2012.

The following are transcripts of the label text presented in this case:

Civil War
1861-1865

John Brown

Head of a pike supposedly belonging to John Brown and his followers and used during their armed slave uprising. William Booth Taliaferro
was the commanding general for the security
at Harpers Ferry during the execution of John Brown, which is detailed in his order book.

William B. Taliaferro Papers, Mss. 65 T15

Minie balls

Minie balls were an advancement in ammunition first used in the Crimean War. Their design allows them to be fired more accurately and at longer distances than traditional musket balls. At least one of these minie balls was found at Fort Magruder.

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss. 1.03
Mss 39.1 C76.A10c and Mss.39.1.C76.A10e

Breastplate

Breastplates were supposed to cover a soldier’s heart and were worn on the strap of the ammunition box. The eagle insignia on the front is indicative of the style issued to Union forces.

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss 1.03
Mss.39.1.C76.A10d

Canister shot

Canister shot is a type of anti-personnel ammunition used in cannons, similar to grapeshot. These small
balls were contained within a larger canister. When
the canister was shot at advancing soldiers, it
disintegrated midair, leaving the projectiles to spread and cause damage over a wide area. Various patents were granted during the Civil War for canister shot,
including patent 36820, granted to Smith Groom of Troy, New York.
Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss. 1.03
Mss.39.1 C76.A10

Cartridge box

The paper cartridge box features a maker’s mark in black ink with the words "6 Cartridges Colts Army Pistol C.S. Laborator Richmond, V.A." with a
handwritten signature and the date "Oct 27th 1863." The box held ammunition for a Colt Army Pistol, a weapon used by both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. The C.S. Laborator print indicates it was produced by the Confederate States Laboratory in Richmond, Virginia.

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss 1.03
Mss 39.1 C76.A2

A Soldier’s Guide: A Complete Manual and Drill Book
Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson and Brothers, 1861

William Tell Cobb Papers, Mss. 98 C63

From the Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary. See swem.wm.edu/scrc/ for further information and assistance.

In the Discharge of his Duty: Weapons, Ammunition, and Military Equipment Exhibit

In the Discharge of his Duty: Weapons, Ammunition, and Military Equipment Exhibit
Virginia Union University
Image by Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library
Shown here are images from the exhibit "In the Discharge of his Duty: Weapons, Ammunition, and Military Equipment," now on display inside the Special Collections Research Center on the first floor of Swem Library at the College of William & Mary. The exhibit will be on display from October 19, 2011 through April 9, 2012.

The following are transcripts of the label text presented in this case:

Civil War
1861-1865

John Brown

Head of a pike supposedly belonging to John Brown and his followers and used during their armed slave uprising. William Booth Taliaferro
was the commanding general for the security
at Harpers Ferry during the execution of John Brown, which is detailed in his order book.

William B. Taliaferro Papers, Mss. 65 T15

Minie balls

Minie balls were an advancement in ammunition first used in the Crimean War. Their design allows them to be fired more accurately and at longer distances than traditional musket balls. At least one of these minie balls was found at Fort Magruder.

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss. 1.03
Mss 39.1 C76.A10c and Mss.39.1.C76.A10e

Breastplate

Breastplates were supposed to cover a soldier’s heart and were worn on the strap of the ammunition box. The eagle insignia on the front is indicative of the style issued to Union forces.

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss 1.03
Mss.39.1.C76.A10d

Canister shot

Canister shot is a type of anti-personnel ammunition used in cannons, similar to grapeshot. These small
balls were contained within a larger canister. When
the canister was shot at advancing soldiers, it
disintegrated midair, leaving the projectiles to spread and cause damage over a wide area. Various patents were granted during the Civil War for canister shot,
including patent 36820, granted to Smith Groom of Troy, New York.
Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss. 1.03
Mss.39.1 C76.A10

Cartridge box

The paper cartridge box features a maker’s mark in black ink with the words "6 Cartridges Colts Army Pistol C.S. Laborator Richmond, V.A." with a
handwritten signature and the date "Oct 27th 1863." The box held ammunition for a Colt Army Pistol, a weapon used by both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. The C.S. Laborator print indicates it was produced by the Confederate States Laboratory in Richmond, Virginia.

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss 1.03
Mss 39.1 C76.A2

A Soldier’s Guide: A Complete Manual and Drill Book
Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson and Brothers, 1861

William Tell Cobb Papers, Mss. 98 C63

From the Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary. See swem.wm.edu/scrc/ for further information and assistance.

In the Discharge of his Duty: Weapons, Ammunition, and Military Equipment Exhibit

In the Discharge of his Duty: Weapons, Ammunition, and Military Equipment Exhibit
Virginia Union University
Image by Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library
Shown here are images from the exhibit "In the Discharge of his Duty: Weapons, Ammunition, and Military Equipment," now on display inside the Special Collections Research Center on the first floor of Swem Library at the College of William & Mary. The exhibit will be on display from October 19, 2011 through April 9, 2012.

The following are transcripts of the label text presented in this case:

Civil War
1861-1865

John Brown

Head of a pike supposedly belonging to John Brown and his followers and used during their armed slave uprising. William Booth Taliaferro
was the commanding general for the security
at Harpers Ferry during the execution of John Brown, which is detailed in his order book.

William B. Taliaferro Papers, Mss. 65 T15

Minie balls

Minie balls were an advancement in ammunition first used in the Crimean War. Their design allows them to be fired more accurately and at longer distances than traditional musket balls. At least one of these minie balls was found at Fort Magruder.

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss. 1.03
Mss 39.1 C76.A10c and Mss.39.1.C76.A10e

Breastplate

Breastplates were supposed to cover a soldier’s heart and were worn on the strap of the ammunition box. The eagle insignia on the front is indicative of the style issued to Union forces.

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss 1.03
Mss.39.1.C76.A10d

Canister shot

Canister shot is a type of anti-personnel ammunition used in cannons, similar to grapeshot. These small
balls were contained within a larger canister. When
the canister was shot at advancing soldiers, it
disintegrated midair, leaving the projectiles to spread and cause damage over a wide area. Various patents were granted during the Civil War for canister shot,
including patent 36820, granted to Smith Groom of Troy, New York.
Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss. 1.03
Mss.39.1 C76.A10

Cartridge box

The paper cartridge box features a maker’s mark in black ink with the words "6 Cartridges Colts Army Pistol C.S. Laborator Richmond, V.A." with a
handwritten signature and the date "Oct 27th 1863." The box held ammunition for a Colt Army Pistol, a weapon used by both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. The C.S. Laborator print indicates it was produced by the Confederate States Laboratory in Richmond, Virginia.

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Mss 1.03
Mss 39.1 C76.A2

A Soldier’s Guide: A Complete Manual and Drill Book
Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson and Brothers, 1861

William Tell Cobb Papers, Mss. 98 C63

From the Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary. See swem.wm.edu/scrc/ for further information and assistance.

“Trifield Natural EMF Meter” (Paranormal Equipment Review)

In this video Mike St. Clair of Team VIPER Paranormal reviews the Trifield Natural Meter for the purposes of paranormal investigation or ghost hunting. Not only will we look at the pro’s and con’s of this device we will also share some tips for mobile use as well as what sets this apart from most of the single axis AC EMF units that are commonly used during a paranormal investigation. Please comment, rate, and share this video and channel. Make sure to subscribe for more equipment reviews, tutorials, ghost hunting 101, budget ghost hunting, free software, and free gear from Virginia Paratronics. Vote us Top Paranormal Site by visiting our website and clicking the black flashing voting box. www.viperparanormal.com

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Large Fan Equipment Used to Blow Fresh Air Into Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #2 near Richlands, Virginia 04/1974

Large Fan Equipment Used to Blow Fresh Air Into Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #2 near Richlands, Virginia 04/1974
Virginia Western
Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: Large Fan Equipment Used to Blow Fresh Air Into Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #2 near Richlands, Virginia It Takes a Tremendous Amount of Power to Force the Air Into All the Tunnels of the Mine. It Is Windy in the Main Shafts as the Air Passes by on Its Way to the Many Tunnels 04/1974

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13950

Photographer: Corn, Jack, 1929-

Subjects:
Richlands (Tazewell county, Virginia, United States) inhabited place
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=556402

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

For information about ordering reproductions of photographs held by the Still Picture Unit, visit: www.archives.gov/research/order/still-pictures.html

Reproductions may be ordered via an independent vendor. NARA maintains a list of vendors at www.archives.gov/research/order/vendors-photos-maps-dc.html

Buy copies of selected National Archives photographs and documents at the National Archives Print Shop online: gallery.pictopia.com/natf/photo/

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
Use Restrictions: Unrestricted