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Cat. # Name Description
101 00.70.0058a Machete Machete a. Metal machete with riveted handle and leather scabbard with metal tip riveted ban around top. Blade has "No. 1005" engraved near handle.
102 00.70.0058b Machete,Sheath Machete  sheath b. Leather case with loop at top of scabbard. 
103 00.70.0059a Knife a. Knife. Long, wide-bladed Confederate sword captured at Pea Ridge Battlefield, Arkansas.
104 00.70.0059b Knife Sheath (steel case); one side split open.
105 00.70.0060 Pike Pikehead, Confederate. Captured at Dalton, Georgia. 00.70.0060 (Pike) image
106 00.70.0061 Bayonet Bayonet from the American Civil War. Broken blade at top, missing a fourth of the top portion. 00.70.0061 (Bayonet) image
107 00.70.0062 Sword Short sword, no marks or dates; iron blade and guard.
108 00.70.0063a Bayonet Two parts. a. Bayonet, wood handle and jagged edge.
109 00.70.0063b Bayonet, sheath b. Scabbard "sheath", metal.
110 00.70.0064a Bayonet Sword and sheath. a. Sword polished steel spike blade, spike blade is "+" shaped; brass handle & fittings; hinged thumb latch on base of handle; handle top is slotted for rifle lug; tubular scabbard.
111 00.70.0064b Bayonet, sheath b. Sheath. French La Belle bayonet.
112 00.70.0065a Sword French gras model; polished steel blade; walnut wood grips; hooked metal handguard; brass pommel; blade stamped, "M, French inscription, 1875"; guard stamped, "g - 1722, M"; pommel stamped, "24". Both sword and sheath are labeled "a". Note: Discovered a second identical sword on 4/13/2015. The sword and sheaths of both had been switched (I was able to ID this by the serial number stampings) I switched the blades back but also noticed that both blades had been given the 00.70.0065 number at different times. This needs to be researched and fixed (For now, this number will include two swords) Nathan Arndt 4/13/2015
113 00.70.0065b Sword French gras model; polished steel blade; walnut wood grips; hooked metal handguard; brass pommel; blade stamped, "M, French inscription, 1875"; guard stamped, "g - 1722, M"; pommel stamped, "24". Both sword and sheath are labeled "b".  Note: Discovered a second identical sword on 4/13/2015. The sword and sheaths of both had been switched (I was able to ID this by the serial number stampings) I switched the blades back but also noticed that both blades had been given the 00.70.0065 number at different times. This needs to be researched and fixed (For now, this number will include two swords) Nathan Arndt 4/13/2015
114 00.70.0066 Bayonet Bayonet from the Civil War. 21" in length. Metal pitted from age and wear. 00.70.0066 (Bayonet) image
115 00.70.0068 Bayonet Two parts. a. 1875 French bayonet. b. Bayonet case. 21" in length 00.70.0068 (Bayonet) image
116 00.70.0070 Bayonet U. S. Army tri-blade from the Civil War, ringed clasp bayonet; stamped on right side of neck (base of blade) with star shaped design "*", no other markings or dates are visible. 00.70.0070 (Bayonet) image
117 00.70.0071 Flask, shot Relief floral leaf design & wildlife scene, pear shaped, side stitching; brass metal spout & neck, side screw, slotted for hinged stopper & measure Measurement marks "1 1/2", "1 1/4". Color: BR
118 00.70.0072a Bullet Six pieces a-f No. 24-8 Bullets and Grapeshot Found: Port Hudson Presented by: M.F. Arey
119 00.70.0072a Bullet Six pieces a-f ( d is missing) No. 24-8 Bullets and Grapeshot Found: Port Hudson Presented by: M.F. Arey
120 00.70.0072b Bullet Six pieces a-f No. 24-8 Bullets and Grapeshot Found: Port Hudson Presented by: M.F. Arey
121 00.70.0072c Bullet Six pieces a-f No. 24-8 Bullets and Grapeshot Found: Port Hudson Presented by: M.F. Arey
122 00.70.0072f Bullet Six pieces a-f No. 24-8 Bullets and Grapeshot Found: Port Hudson Presented by: M.F. Arey
123 00.70.0073 Horn, powder Cow horn; hand carved spout; wooden base, small hole in center; base inscribed, "AC Willard W___".
124 00.70.0074 Shot, case None
125 00.70.0076 Bullet Small lead musket ball with a dep gouge on one side. Color: GY Bullet from old Fort Garney, now Winnipeg Presented by: Hoffman
126 00.70.0077 Grenade World War I practice grenade. 00.70.0077 (Grenade) image
127 00.70.0078 Grenade U. S. Army practice type of World War I & II; one piece cast steel body; cross-sectioned body; hole drilled in bottom & top side; no markings. 00.70.0078 (Grenade) image
128 00.70.0079 Grenade French hand grenade WWII Fragmentation type; black painted steel body; egg shape; cross-sectioned body; hole in top & bottom, grenade being completely inert; smooth tapered neck. Color: BK April 1942 00.70.0079 (Grenade) image
129 00.70.0080 Bullet 33 cal. German rifle shell, 7.92 mm.
130 00.70.0081a Shell, bullet Type used in close combat to inflict disabling wounds; hardwood (oak) hollow core bullet; copper or copper alloy shell casing, necked; shell base stamped, "P154-IXal-1-92"; live primer in base; used in K98K Mauser rifles, cal. 8mm (7.92mm). a. Wooden bullet. b. Metal shell casing.
131 00.70.0082 Mold, bullet For Sharps Rifle,; double movable handles similar to those of a pliers or wire cutter, steel construction; large block mold on end & cutter; handles stamped on obverse "Sharps Rifle Co., Bridgeport, Conn.", "Cal. 40", serial no. "155"; handle stamped on reverse "Old Reliable", serial no. "155". Used by Thomas Seerley's Father
132 00.70.0083 Mold, bullet Brass metal construction; pin hinged handles; approx. .45 cal. Top is rounded. Color: GD No. 24-7 Bullet Cast and used in the revolutionary war
133 00.70.0084 Clip, cartridge Used with German models MG-34 & MG-42 machine guns; gray metal links (9) joined by spiraled wire; a cartridge would be placed in each link, the tapered end of the link snapping into the base of the shell. Color: GY Parts of German Machine-Gun clip picked up on the battlefield at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. July 1944. Donated by Eugene C. Bovee
134 00.70.0086 Metal fragment Probably from a three (3) inch artillery shell; rusted chunk of jagged steel.
135 00.70.0087 Bullet Lead bullets with brass casing. a. - g.
136 00.70.0088 Shell, projectile Apex of an 8" shell, cone shaped. No. 24-15 Donated by C.D. Wiler
137 00.70.0089a Bullet Bullets and shot from the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Tennessee.
138 00.70.0089b Bullet Bullets and shot from the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Tennessee.
139 00.70.0089c Bullet Bullets and shot from the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Tennessee.
140 00.70.0091a Shell, artillery Two parts. a.Top, with hole in top.
141 00.70.0091b Shell, artillery bottom b. Bottom of Shell 
142 00.70.0092 Metal fragment Fragment of a bombshell; large jagged iron piece; badly rusted and pitted;; previously numbered "No. 24-13" (?).
143 00.70.0093 Cover, shell, artillery Paper tube, artillery shell wrapper; placed over heads of shells to cushion them while in munitions carrier; black paper construction; white stenciled letters, "gr. B. Pzgr. bkj 43 (1943)", Paper wrapper from German ammunition dump, used to cushion the shells in ammunition carrier. Picked up near an over-run artillery Bricquebec, Normandy, France Donated by Eugene C. Bovee
144 00.70.0096 Shell, artillery No. 24-14. Brass Cannon Ball found at Fernandino Fla. Spanish War. Presented by Major W.C. Bruyant  00.70.0096 (Shell, artillery) image
145 00.70.0097 Shell, artillery Solid, from a 6 pound gun.
146 00.70.0099 Cartridge Confederate cartridge; round with a piece on top. Musket ball Captured at Fort Donelson Presented by: Hoffman
147 00.70.0100 Detonator Coil spring detonator from a Nazi booby-trap attached to knock-out German armored car in a field near Briquebec, France. The trap was rigged to be fired electrically off of the battery by the contact points in the coil spring
148 00.70.0101 Shell, artillery Spanish; hole from top to bottom. Spanish shell, Cuba Battlefields. April 1942
149 00.70.0102 Shot, case Solid. Found at Dunbars Hill, PA.
150 00.70.0103a Shell, artillery Two parts. a. Shell.
151 00.70.0103b Shell, artillery cap b. Apex or cap.
152 00.70.0104a Shell, artillery Three parts. a. Shell, copper around it.
153 00.70.0104b Shell, artillery Apex b. Apex, brass.
154 00.70.0104c Shell, artillery pellets c. 12 pellets, found inside.
155 00.70.0105 Shell, casing Milled brass construction; rimmed base; primer on center base; base stamped, "RS L57 16 S, 65 De VI, Ln"; cylindrical. 00.70.0105 (Shell, casing) image
156 00.70.0107 Machine Gun German MG-08 Maxim machine gun; standard German trench weapon of World War I, used to a limited degree during World War II; blued receiver and rear areas; green painted finish on water cooling jacket; twin wooden pistol grips; adjustable rear sight; scope mount on rear left side (no scope); receiver (top of feed cover) milled, "47040, MG-08, D. W. M. (Deutsche Waffen & Munitionsfabriken German Weapons & Ammunitions Manufacturer), Berlin, 1918"; German imperial crown proof marks on receiver & water cooling tank, 8mm. Sled mount, for mounting German MG-08 Maxim machine gun; steel construction; green painted finish; adjustable folding front legs, twin locking arms, hinged to rear sled plate; hinged top mounting bracket, winged nut; elevation mechanishm and hand wheel at rear; hinged metal accessory compartments on upper & lower rear areas; leather knee pads on lower rear legs; leather shoulder pads on interior of front legs; right front top of sled stamped, "AM 8699" (makers mark and No.); left front stamped, "18". 00.70.0107 (Machine Gun) image
157 00.70.0108 Frizzle Lock plate frizzen for a Kentucky rifle made between about 1775 and 1830.
158 00.70.0109 Shell Two pieces. a. Shell, "US". b. Bullet shell, "U".
159 00.70.75.0001 Bullet None
160 00.70.75.0002 Bullet None
161 00.70.75.0003 Bullet Distorted.
162 00.70.85 Pad, horseshoe Synthetic rubber used to cushion the steel shoes of German artillery horses during World War II; black rubber block; extremely hard, tough, and resilient. Color: BK Picked up near an over run artillery post near Bricquebec, Normandy, France
163 00.70.90.0001 Bullet None
164 00.70.90.0002 Bullet Springfield.
165 1966.0003 Insignia Shoulder insignia, Second Liuetenant, Civil War. Worn by Major William A. Dinwiddle.
166 1969.0032D Uniform Hat Trousers and blouse, U. S. Navy enlisted man's World War II issue. a. Heavy navy blue trousers, wool; bell bottom cut; large button flap front closure, thirteen (13), anchor design, navy buttons; two (2) front waist slash pockets; lacing at center rear waist; blue cotton cloth lining; interior marked, "HEALEY". b. Middy blouse, navy blue (black) fine wool material; short waist style; yoke reinforcement at center chest; slash left breast pocket; left side zippered closure; rear neck flap, single white stripe on sleeve cuffs; three (3) white stripes on all sides of neck flap; diamond shaped navy blue wool cloth patch, golden eagle design on upper right breast (denotes honorable discharge from U. S. Armed Forces); black satin lining; interior right zippered pocket; interior center back slash pocket; interior right label, "Joe the Navy Tailor, Uniforms A Specialty, Oakland, Calif."; blouse is not standard U. S. Navy issue, rather tailor made to order. c. Middy blouse, U. S. Navy enlisted man's World War I issue; heavy navy blue wool material; long waist style, drawstring bottom; reinforcement yoke at center chest; upper left breast slash pocket; rear neck flap; double (2) white stripes on sleeve cuffs; three (3) white stripes on all sides of neck flap; black plastic, anchor design, navy buttons (2) on cuffs; unlined interior; interior right button flap pocket; no rank insignia; d. Cap. Color: BL,BK,GD,TN
167 1969.33.0001 Print, photographic Black and white photograph of Tojo in military uniform of Japanese Army, heavily decorated with medals & badges. "Tojo, Supreme commander of all Japanese Armed Forces during World War II (air, sea, +land. He gace this photo to Riggs, who cared for him in U.S. army hospital" written in black ink on back of photo. Print has white border. Color: BK,WH 1969.33.0001 (Print, photographic) image
168 1969.33.0002 Print, photographic Black and white photograph of Tojo in isolated hospital bed of U. S. Army Hospital."Tojo, supreme commander of all Japanese Forces in World War II (air, sea, +land) in U.S. army hospital after he tried to commit hari-kiri 1 week after Jap. defear, after American troops landed. 143 Field hospital, Yokohama. Riggs was in army medical corps." written in black ink on back of print. Photo has an uneven white border. Original World War II photograph. Color: BK,WH 1969.33.0002 (Print, photographic) image
169 1969.33.0003 Print, photographic Black and white photograph of a young Japanese girl in what appears to be a classroom, book opened before her. Japanese characters written in pencil on reverse. This photo found by Dixon Riggs (U.N.I biol-prof.) on body of dead Japanese soldier, World War II." written in black ink on back of photo. Color: BK,WH 1969.33.0003 (Print, photographic) image
170 1969.33.0004a Medal For good conduct. Ribbon: maroon background with three white stripes on either side. a. The medal. On the front an eagle stands on a sword and book. Around them, these words, "Fidelity", "Efficiency", and "Honor". On the back, a star, a scroll surrounded by wreath of laurel and oak leaves, with these words, "For Good Conduct". b. The bar.
171 1969.33.0004b Medal For good conduct. Ribbon: maroon background with three white stripes on either side. a. The medal. On the front an eagle stands on a sword and book. Around them, these words, "Fidelity", "Efficiency", and "Honor". On the back, a star, a scroll surrounded by wreath of laurel and oak leaves, with these words, "For Good Conduct". b. The bar. 
172 1969.33.0005a Medal From the American Campaign. Ribbon is blue with (left to right) white, black, red, white; blue, white, red; white, red, black, white stripes. a. The medal. On the front, a plane in flight, a ship coming to port and a sinking submarine. These words are across the top, "American Campaign." On the back, an eagle, the dates 1941-1945 and the words "United States of America." b. The bar. Issued between December 07, 1941 and March 02, 1946 for military service in the American Theater of Operations during WWII. Color: ML
173 1969.33.0006 Medal With two bars, from the Asiatic Pacific Campaign. Ribbon is yellow with (left to right) white, red, white; blue,white, red; white red, white stripes. a. The medal. On the front a palm tree, 3 ships , 3 planes, soldiers unloading from pontoon, 2 soldiers are plainly visible in foreground. Across the top these words, "Asiatic Pacific Campaign". On the back, an eagle, the dates 1941-1945 and the words, "United States of America." b. Bar with two small stars. c. Bar. Issued between December 07, 1941 and March 02, 1946 for military service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Stars on ribbon denote combat in official campaigns of the Pacific Theater.
174 1969.33.0007 Medal With two bars, from World War II. Ribbon is maroon with violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, white stripes on either side. a. The medal. On the front, the goddess Athena holds the pieces of a broken sword and these words, "World War II". On the back a piece of laurel and these words, "Freedom from fear and want. Freedom of speech and religion." Around the edge, "United States of America, 1941-1945." b. Bar. c. Bar.
175 1969.33.5B Medal From the American Campaign. Ribbon is blue with (left to right) white, black, red, white; blue, white, red; white, red, black, white stripes. a. The medal. On the front, a plane in flight, a ship coming to port and a sinking submarine. These words are across the top, "American Campaign." On the back, an eagle, the dates 1941-1945 and the words "United States of America." b. The bar. Issued between December 07, 1941 and March 02, 1946 for military service in the American Theater of Operations during WWII. Color: ML
176 1969.39.0030 Bag, money Patented July 14, 1914. Two compartments, one with two snaps, the other with three.
177 1970.0015 Hat U. S. Army enlisted man's World War II dress issue. Olive green felt; high peaked style with brown leather band and bill. Brass side buttons, eagle design; brass disc & eagle insignia on front peak; gold satin lining. Label inside reads "The Gordonia Caps, Tailored for Style and Quality, Louisville, Kentucky". Brown leather interior headband.
178 1970.0046 Revolver, Gun Seven shot, .22 caliber; nickle finish; tip up revolver. S/N 107429; Pat. Apr. 8. 55; July 5. 55; Dec. 18, 60. Smith and Wesson Model 1 Issue 3.
179 1970.12.0003 Hat U. S. Naval Reserve officer's World War II issue; navy blue (black) wool material; black knit cloth exterior hat band; black felt visor, gold brocade chin strap above visor; gold brocade leaf insignia; gold brocade chin strap above visor; silver eagle & shield, crossed gold plated anchors insignia on peak; interior stamped, "THE VIKING, MADE ONLY BY HILBORN - HAMBURGER, INC., NEW YORK"; black satin lining. Size: 7.
180 1970.12.0006 Epaulet Lieutentant Commander's. 3 gold stripes; black with gold button and gold star; stripes. A. left B. right
181 1970.12.0007 Epaulet Lieutenant Commander; gray with 3 black stripes and a star.
182 1970.12.0007b Epaulet Lieutenant Commander; gray with 3 black stripes and a star.
183 1970.13.0001 Patch, military Iowa State Guard, 1940. Round with yellow Iowa map on blue back ground. The word "Iowa" is embroidered in blue on the map. "State Guard" is embroidered in yellow on the background.
184 1970.36.0080 Hat Fatigue hat, World War II and Korean War general issue; standard cap with front bill; olive green herringbone cotton twill material; air vents at sides; interior label, "Cap, Herringbone Twill O.D. 7, Siz 7 1/4, North Mfg. Co. Stk. #8320-155000-128 Dated 17 March, 1951".
185 1970.36.0089 Leggings Ribbon sewn on one end.
186 1970.36.0090 Leggings Ribbon sewn on one end. 1970.36.0090 (Leggings) image
187 1970.36.0091 Harness, parts Two parts. a. Belt with holes so it can be buckled to the other belt a second time. b. Belt with buckle so it can be attached to the other belt.
188 1970.36.0114 Cap German Army infantry enlisted man's World War II issue field cap (feldmutze); gray-green wool material; high peaked style with visor; fold-down ear flaps with double button strap; green cloth patch on front peak, gray eagle & swastika with black, white & red roundel (Nazi colors); blu-gray cloth lining; size 56 cm.
189 1970.36.0115 Hat Military style; black "felt" with square bill and purple and gold band. Cloth strap & brass ring hanger at rear of cap. Buttons on side of bill read "Patriarchs Military IOOF". Written in braid "IOWA 19".
190 1970.36.0116 Hat German police shaki ( helmet). Black hard leather. Metal crest on center front reads, "Mit gott far konig und vater land 1860", and in Latin "Suum Cuique". Air circulation holes on either side above temples. Metal posts extend outward above ears (presumably once holding a chin strap). Above metal crest is small notch for plume insert. Interior has brown scalloped leather section bound with string attached to circumference of helmet.
191 1970.36.113 Cap U. S. Navy enlisted man's standard issue; upright sides & dome top; heavy white cotton - canvas material; interior brim stamped, "Bean R. R." unlined; no interior markings; probably dates from the Second World War.
192 1970.36.45 Hat U. S. Women's Naval Reserve officer's World War II overseas issue; navy blue wool material; pleated top, fold-up sides; navy blue satin lining; interior right label, "Made and Sold Under Authority of U. S. Navy, W. A. V. E. S.", anchor & propeller design; interior left label, "Waves, R. L. Rombold Lt. j.g. (junior grade), #105. Lady's size 20 1/2.
193 1970.36.46 Hat U. S. Women's Naval Reserve officer's World War II dress issue; navy blue wool material; circular brim, folded on sides; exterior removable hat band & top; silver eagle & crossed gold anchors on front peak; interior navy blue satin lining; interior top label, "Made and Sold Under Authority of U. S. Navy, W.A.V.E.S., Mary L. Stanhagen Lt. j.g. (junior grade) #105. Lady's size: 22
194 1970.36.74 Cap, Garrison Boy's. The Fortress, a Berkshire product.
195 1970.36.76 Cap, Garrison U. S. Army; khaki tan wool material, red and white braided piping on top edge, interior brown leather headband; silver-gray satin lining; leather headband stamped, "V03324"; interior label, "100% wool. 7 1/8, Size 7 1/8. Color of piping denotes service in an artillery unit.
196 1970.36.78 Cap, Garrison U. S. Army World War II issue; brown drab fine wool material; red & white braided piping on top edge; interior brown leather headband; yellow satin lining; no markings or tags. Size 7 1/4.
197 1970.36.94 Helmet Liner. Dark green plastic on the outside, brown stripes on the inside. 1970.36.94 (Helmet) image
198 1970.36.95 Brodie Helmet World War 1 Mark 1 British brodie helmet. Main section of the helmet is made from pressed steel with a leather chin strap and padded with a cotton/wool blend.
199 1970.47.5.16.0001 Ball, musket American Civil War era; lead sphere; type fired from smooth-bore caplock musket, not rifle. 1970.47.5.16.0001 (Ball, musket) image
200 1970.47.5.16.0002 Ball, minnie Lead projectile; trigrooved base, recessed bottom; type fired from caplock rifle; Tip flattened. 1970.47.5.16.0002 (Ball, minnie) image
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