January 2018 Artifact of the Month | Burgwyn Cap

By Robert Hancock
Senior Curator & Director of Collections

Mary Galt made this cap for Captain William H.S. Burgwyn while he was at home in Northampton County, NC, recuperating from a wound received at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1, 1864. He returned to duty but was wounded again outside Richmond, VA, in September and taken prisoner. He spent the remainder of the war a P.O.W. 

November 2017 Document of the Month | Scrapbook clippings of Maury Monument


By John Coski

Eighty-eight years ago this month, on the 11th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, Richmonders gathered to unveil Frederick W. Sievers’ statue of Matthew Fontaine Maury on Monument Avenue. Confederate Museum House Regent Susan Harrison dutifully clipped articles about the statue, labeled them, and pasted them into a scrapbook.


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