While there was no leap day in 1862, 150 years later we find ourselves on February 29th. What better day to explore Civil War materials otherwise untapped in the Daybook?
- To browse images of the Minnesota Historical Society’s Civil War collections, including over 400 photographs and over 900 objects, go to Collections Online .
- For a guide to published sources, manuscripts, and state archives available at the MHS Library, see the Civil War Research page or browse the library catalog .
Items in the above image are as follows, left to right:
- Burnside Third Model .52 caliber percussion carbine: ID Number 6988.13
- General George B. McClellan with staff: Location no. E425.12 p45
- 7th Minnesota campaign chest : ID Number 2118.H421
- A regimental winter camp: Location no. E425.11 m1
- General Abercrombie and staff: Location no. E425.12 p4
- “Darby” handcuffs: ID Number 3624.H502
- Confederate currency from South Carolina: ID Number 1976.84.3
- Civil War hardtack: ID Number 7559.1
- Buck-and-ball .69 caliber cartridge: ID Number 1993.3.56
- Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia: Location no. E425.11 p30
- Tiffany adaptation of a US Army Model 1850 sword: ID Number 2005.35.1.A,B
- Steam frigate, flagship of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron: Location no. E425.11 m8