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Battle of Bunker Hill

Archives of American Art
1 print : etching ; 19 x 23 cm.

Original painting was done by John Trumbull in 1786.

Receipt for payment to Jack Little for his service in the Continental Army

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Revolutionary War payment receipt owned by Jack Little, a soldier from the 2nd Company, 4th Regiment of the Connecticut Line, in the Continental Army. The receipt is printed on yellowed paper with black ink. It has a printed border with the words “FOR THE PAYMENT OF” at the top and “THE CONNECTICUT LINE” at the bottom. At the center of the document is printed text with blank spaces. Additional handwritten words and numbers have been recorded in the document in order to complete it. The left side of the document has been trimmed and there is a circular hole in the center of the paper. On the back of the certificate additional payments are recorded with handwritten notes in black ink by at least two different people. Also written on the back is Jack Little’s mark.

Voucher of payment to Private Prince Simbo

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A payment voucher consisting of a one page document with embossed lettering and handwriting in black ink on both sides. The text begins with "Hartford March 20, 1783" and concerns payment to the Revolutionary War soldier Prince Simbo.

The payment voucher appears to have been filled out by Eleazer Wales on behalf of Prince Simbo. A mark appears with "his" above it and "mark" below it, and "Prince" to the left and "Simbo" to the right of it. Wales' signature appears to the bottom left of the type.

Receipt for blankets given to soldiers Prince Simbo and Sampson Freeman

National Museum of African American History and Culture
One page, quatro receipt, written on both sides in black ink.

Ledger of supply costs for eleven Revolutionary War soldiers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A one page, legal-size document that lists soldiers, both black and white, and the cost of supplies for each man for the year 1781.

Petition signed by John Cuffe and Paul Cuffe regarding taxation

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A petition to the court of Bristol County, Massachusetts, in Taunton written by an unidentified hand and signed by John Cuffe and Paul Cuffe. The text is handwritten in black ink on the front and back sides of the same sheet of paper. The petition is in regards to taxation by the state upon the signatories, who are of Indian descent and are arguing they are therefore not subject to such taxation.

Patchwork and powder horn [sound recording] : songs and ballads of the American Revolution / sung by with autoharp, Dorothy Mesney

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Program notes and song lyrics (6 p. : ill.) inserted in container.

Dorothy Mesney, vocals and autoharp.

Bill of sale for 7-year-old Peter from Martha Avery to Luther Smith

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A bill of sale for Peter, a seven-year old enslaved boy identified as a servant. The child was sold by Martha Avery of Gilmanton, New Hampshire to Luther Smith of Plainfield, Connecticut. Avery states that she purchased Peter from "Sollon Avery of Norwich" and that the boy is to remain enslaved until Peter is twenty-six years old and then he should be emancipated. The document is handwritten in black ink and reads:

[Know all Men by Those Presents that I Martha Avery of Gilmanton in the State of New Hampshire in the Consideration of Ten pounds Lawfull [sic] Money to me paid by Luther Smith of Plainfield in the State of Connecticut have bargained and Sold and Do hereby Give grant and Assign to him the Said Luther Smith my Negro boy a Servant Called Peter of About Seven years of Age which I Purchased of Sollon Avery of Norwich to have and to hold the Said Negro boy with his Apperal [sic] Until he is Twenty Six Years of Age, and I covenant and Engage to and with the Said Luther Smith and his heirs and Assigns that the said Negro Shall be a Slave till he is Twenty Six years of Age and then to be free and I will warrant and Defend the Said Negro Against the Claims of all Persons.]

The bill of sale is signed and given a seal by Martha Avery on February 20, 1782. The original date states the thirteenth but has been crossed out multiple times and the [twentieth] written above. On the bottom left, the document is witnessed by Isaac Smith and Mary Smith. In a different hand and darker ink, underneath Martha Avery's signature and seal, is written [My / Grandmother / Martha Smith]. The same writing can be seen on the left edge of the paper, written perpendicular [When Peter was 21 years he bought his / Free]. On the back of the document, written in the center in the original hand is [A Bill of Sail / of Peter]. Underneath written in the second hand, [had only one / Name in that Day.] Written above this, upside down, in the second hand, [A Relic of / Olden Time, / it is now, / 1869.] The document has two distinct crease marks vertically, and an additional crease line horizontally, showing the paper had been folded in thirds and then in half.

The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America [graphic arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Durand engraving after John Trumbull painting.

Lawall, David B., "Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to His Times," New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1977, fig. 4.

Black-and-white study print (8x10).

Orig. negative: 8x10, Nitrate, BW.

copy 1 negative: 8x10, Safety, BW.

Fridenberg.

William Washington at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) William Washington at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Washington sits on a horse with sword drawn, leading the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons who charge in the background against the British cavalry. Winged Victory flies with Washington with a palm branch in left hand and a laurel crown in right.

Obverse Text: GULIELMO / WASHINGTON / LEGIONIS / EQUIT / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICAN

Reverse Image: Seven lines of text surrounded by a wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / PARVA / MILITUM / MANU / STRENUE / PROSECUTUS / HOSTES / VIRTUTIS / INGENITAE / PRAECLARUM / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / COWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.

William Washington at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) William Washington at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Washington sits on a horse with sword drawn, leading the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons who charge in the background against the British cavalry. Winged Victory flies with Washington with a palm branch in left hand and a laurel crown in right.

Obverse Text: GULIELMO / WASHINGTON / LEGIONIS / EQUIT / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICAN

Reverse Image: Seven lines of text surrounded by a wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / PARVA / MILITUM / MANU / STRENUE / PROSECUTUS / HOSTES / VIRTUTIS / INGENITAE / PRAECLARUM / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / COWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, struck from reverse die with broken edges, most likely 1868-1879.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, with broken edges (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, struck from reverse die with broken edges, most likely 1868-1879.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens Cliché, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal cliché (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image:

Reverse Text:

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781 (1880)

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

Rim Text: BRONZE

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

Rim Text: BRONZE

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, two joined bronze shells (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

Rim Text: BRONZE

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781/1881 (U.S. Mint copy dies)

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, reproduction (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781/1881

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, U.S. Mint copy dies1881.

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781 (U.S. Mint copy dies)

National Museum of American History
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)

United States (France), 1781

Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.

Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, U.S. Mint copy.
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