Courage & Contradiction

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  • Collection: Courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez

Match Case, Bryant & May Limited. This metal match case is inscribed with the brand "Bryant & May Limited" on the front. It is approximately 1.5 inches x 1 inch.

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Brass Religious Icon. This small statue of a saint is 3/4 inch tall and fits in a small brass case. It is of a Catholic saint, likely St. Francis of Assisi, due to the figure's clothing, the oversize cross, and long rosary.

Many soldiers kept…

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Clay Marbles. These eleven clay marbles are hand painted different colors with patterns and even paintings of small fruit on one marble.

To pass the time in between marches and battles many soldiers engaged in games for leisure. These marbles are…

Tintype Portrait of a Soldier and his Wife. These two early photographs are held in a cardboard case and are surrounded by a decorative, gold-colored metal frame. On the side of the man's photograph, the bottom reads, "Constitution and Union",…

Photograph Album. This Civil War-Era photograph album has a leather cover and a brass hinged latch. It holds dozens of early photographs of women and children.

Photograph albums were first popularized during the Civil War, as photographs became…

Display with Civil War-era Artillery. This display includes a variety of Civil War artillery of different sizes, including traditional bullets and the revolutionary minie ball. Two of these projectiles are deformed from impact.
The minie ball was a…

Images of Texas Civil War sites, Harper's Weekly. This November, 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly includes colored images of Texas Civil War sites. The first drawing depicts "The Attack on Sabine Pass". The second is entitled, "Landing of Banks's…

Texas Reunion Ribbon. This is a reunion ribbon given to Civil War veterans at the 1905 reunion in Galveston, Texas.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of The Sacraments; and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to The Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David,…

Miniature Domino Set. These small dominos are only measure .5in x .2in.This small 28 piece set is made of bone and is housed in an accompanying wooden case with a sliding lid.

Many soldiers used free time at camp to play games such as dominos and…
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