Courage & Contradiction

Courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez

Dublin Core


Courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez


United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (Civil War).


This collection is courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez. We would like to thank him for the generosity he has shown the museum.

All photographs are courtesy of Georgene Richaud. Georgene, thank you for your contribution!


All rights to the images are held by Tommy Gonzalez. This image is posted for non-profit educational purposes, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information, contact The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.



Items in the Courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez Collection

Two Union Veteran Medals in case. These star-shaped medals are inscribed with "Grand Army of the Republic, 1861-Veteran-1866". The medal hangs from a ribbon showing the Union flag and a blue bar, one of which features an eagle.

The engraving on…

Ames brand light cavalry sword, dated 1864. The base of the blade is engraved with "US MM 1864" and on the other side, "Chicopee, Mass.". This was the most common cavalry sword at the time, with 200,000 being produced by Ames by the end of the Civil…

A copy of the New York Herald Newspaper from 1863.

1860s-era Double Barrel Percussion Pistol. This pistol is metal with a wooden handle and does not feature a brand name. It has 3 inch barrels.

Such handguns were popular at the time because they featured rotating cylinders, allowing the soldier…

1860s-era folding cup with cardboard case. This sturdy cardboard case has a faux-leather exterior for decoration. The collapsible cup consists of five interlocking rings.
Such easily-stored cups were popular and useful personal items for soldiers.