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A street at the southeast corner of the city square in Jamestown, Tennessee. A number of cars and trucks are parked on the street in front of several shops and businesses
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Drawing of "Gen. Gearys Artillery Harassing the Rebels Across the River from Chattanooga" done in Chattanooga by Pvt. James Long, Co. E, 5th Ky. Cav. USA. Artist inscribes "J. Long 1863" in lower right hand corner. Long enlisted in the 5th Ky. Cav., USA in Burkesville, Ky in 1862. Records indicate that Long was captured Oct. 1, 1863 but he writes letters from Chattanooga as late as Oct. 17. Gen. Geary's command was part of the 20th Army Corps sent to the relief of Chattanooga in Oct. 1863
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This wooden rumulet was supposedly used as a canteen by an East Tenn. soldier during the Civil War. Rumulets of this design were commonly used by civilians for transporting water and other liquids. The bung is missing from this example
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Solid shot was used to batter entrenchments or gunboats. A shot of this size was probably used in a 24 lbs. cannon
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Consists of a lithographic copy of the military commission for Israel Putnam, dated 1775 and signed by John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia
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Assortment of Civil War era artifacts, including 5 minie balls, 4 buttons, one buckle cover for harness and one breastplate. Three of the buttons have an "I" in the shield, which indicates an infantry officer. The second bullet from the left is a Sharp's carbine bullet. The fourth from the left is a Smith carbine bullet, and the last one is a Pritchett bullet manufactured in England and imported by both sides during the war
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Camp Gordon was named in honor of John Brown Gordon, who was a major general in the Confederate army, a Georgia governor, a U.S. senator, and a businessman. The camp opened in July 1917, becoming a training site and home of the famous 82nd Airborne Division. The division was composed of men from several different states, but men from Georgia made up almost half its number