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Ambrose E. Burnside Collection

Inventory


Series 1. Military Related Items
Items in this series highlight Burnside's military career.

  • chair and saddle
  • field glasses
  • military seal, 1862
  • powder horn
  • sword with sheath
  • sword without sheath
  • sword
  • Burnside muzzle loader patent, 1857
  • Burnside's field desk
  • Burnside's money/document box
  • commemorative medal, 1862
  • epaulets
  • field binoculars
  • mess kit
  • roll of company G.2nd R.I. volunteer, 1861
  • stirrups
  • telescope

Series 2. Certificates and Medals


  • certificate of promotion, 1862
  • certificate of recognition, 1869
  • certificate of recognition, 1886
  • completed template of Samuel A. Taylor's record, noting his enlistment, rank, company, and discharge, 1877
  • appointment signed by R.I. Governor William Sprague, 1861
  • badges worn at the laying of the Burnside Memorial, 1883
  • commission signed by Abraham Lincoln, 1861

Series 3. Printed Material
Items in this series include published books, pamphlets and programs, letters, etc.

  • book: the Life and Public Services of Ambrose E.Burnside
  • Burnside funeral article, 1881
  • collection of papers
  • Burnside's coat of arms
  • four business cards
  • sales receipt, 1914
  • book: The Life of General A.E.Burnside, 1884
  • pamphlet:Union Forever
  • rogram:Burnside Memorial Reception, 1983
  • letterbook
  • invitation to clambake with envelope, 1875
  • letter, 1876
  • stationery of General Burnside

Series 4. Visual Material
Items in this series include photographs, drawing, postcards, and other images on paper.

  • Burnside's coat of arms
  • framed picture of a horse
  • framed picture of men, 1887
  • illustration of Burnside with horse
  • photograph of front view of Fort Sedgwick, 1865
  • photograph of Fort Sedgwick showing bomb proof of 7th Rhode Island, 1865
  • photograph of interior of Fort Sedgwick, 1865
  • sepia-toned portrait of Burnside
  • black and white portrait of Burnside
  • postcard of Burnside's home
  • Burnside's coat of arms
  • framed picture of Libby Prison, 1863
  • framed picture of ships, 1864
  • group with General Burnside on the Summit of Mt.Washington
  • photograph of Mary Richmond Bishop Burnside
  • photograph of Mrs. A.E. Burnside
  • picture of Burnside's family in horse and wagon
  • steel engraving of General A.E. Burnside
  • steel engraving plate
  • six portraits of Burnside (two dated 1861)

Series 5. Household Items
This series includes clothing, furniture, tableware, etc.

  • candle stick holder
  • pieces of broken furniture
  • Burnside chair
  • Burnside table
  • handkerchief and two buttons
  • pieces from china place setting
  • hat
  • silverplated cup, spoons, and forks
  • box, with ties, containing hay and bottles
  • black wooden cane
  • purple necktie
  • purple ribbon, 1881
  • white bust of Burnside
  • brown wooden cane, 1881
  • wallet containing coins and papers