Guide to the Alexander Haight family collection, 1764-1977

Alexander Haight family C0159


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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Alexander Haight
Title Alexander Haight family collection
Date 1764-1977
Physical Characteristics 13 linear feet (19 boxes and 12 unboxed objects)
Abstract This collection contains materials of the Haight family, who have lived in Northern Virginia since the 1840s, and who owned Sully Plantation during the Civil War. Materials include correspondence, household financial records, photographs, Civil War documents, and artifacts. The artifacts in the collection consist of American Indian arrowheads and Civil War relics. Most of the materials date from the mid to late 19th century and the early 20th century, but the collection also includes a ledger dating from before the American Revolution and a few items dating from after the First World War.
Collection number C0159
Language English

Biographical Information

Alexander Haight (1822-1880), son of Amy C. Haight (1787-1863) and Jacob Haight (1782-1862), lived at Sully Plantation from 1842-1874. Quaker farmers from Dutchess County, New York, the Haights moved to Sully at the urging of Jacob, who delighted in the milder climate and extensive farm land, which they enhanced with lime and guano fertilizers. In 1845, Alexander married Phebe Sweet (1824-1898), and in 1851 they finished building their new home, "Little Sully," on Haight property just south of the main Sully house.

The effects of the Civil War on daily life in Northern Virginia are evident from the personal letters and military documents that have been preserved. Phebe and her sister-in-law, Maria Haight Barlow, were left to defend their homes when Jacob and Alexander were forced to flee to Alexandria and Washington to avoid incoming Confederate troops who suspected the Haights of being Union sympathizers. The Haights did, in fact, support the Union, and toward the end of the war Alexander Haight joined the Union Army.

Many of the documents in this collection indicate something of the precarious position in which the Haights were caught during the Civil War. These include receipts for provisions supplied by the Haight farm to both the Union and Confederate armies; a letter from Union Major General Julius Stahel attesting to the good standing of Alexander Haight and ordering the protection of his property by Union troops; and a court memorandum offering the transport of Alexander Haight to and from his trial over the confiscation of property during the war.

Alexander Levi Haight (1891-1981), the eponymous donor of this collection, was the son of Henry Clement Haight (1859-1936) and Emma Jane Young (1858-1939) and grandson of Alexander and Phebe Haight of the Civil War period.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains materials of the Haight family, who have lived in Northern Virginia since the 1840s, and who owned Sully Plantation during the Civil War. Materials include correspondence, household financial records, photographs, Civil War documents, and artifacts. The artifacts in the collection consist of American Indian arrowheads and Civil War relics. Most of the materials date from the mid to late 19th century and the early 20th century, but the collection also includes a ledger dating from before the American Revolution and a few items dating from after the First World War.

Series 1, Correspondence, contains letters to and from members of the Haight family and their friends. Haight family members represented in this series include George, Helen, Henry, Margaret, and Phebe. Some of the letters refer to the California Gold Rush in which Alexander Haight's brother-in-law, George Sweet (1821-1898), participated as a "49er". Other letters refer to the Civil War in which Henry C. Haight's father-in-law, John M. Young (1831-1864), fought under the Union Army.

Series 2, Legal and Financial Documents, contains personal legal and financial records of the Haight family, including deeds, receipts, contracts, and documents from the Fairfax County Court House. Specific items include court orders from 1852-1853 appointing Alexander Haight as "surveyor of the county road"; an 1864 letter from Virginia District Judge John C. Underwood on a forthcoming war-time property-confiscation trial of Alexander Haight; bank receipts of Elizabeth Haight from 1914-1919; deeds of gift from George Haight, 1895-1903; correspondence from March of 1884 regarding damage claims by Phebe Haight from the West and Sisson railroad company for damaged packages of butter; and a financial accounting record of farm land sold to Samuel Titus and Nehemiah Sweet, dated January 16, 1843.

Series 3, Photographs, contains around twenty original photographs and reproductions belonging to the Haight family. Subjects include Alexander, Phebe, Elizabeth, George, and Helen Haight; Fairfax County Court House; Sully Plantation; Fairfax Station during the Civil War; Alexander Haight's prize horse; and Clio, a slave girl whom Phebe Haight kept at the Sully Plantation until 1862.

Series 4, Civil War Documents, contains various materials pertaining to the Civil War such as civilian passes, diary excerpts, and Confederate currency. Specific items include Civil War maps and photographs; an official order from General Jackson on the day of the Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) prohibiting the theft or destruction of private property; documents granting passage of Alexander Haight and company into and out of Virginia; a hand-written note from the Union Major General Julius Stahel to the Union Army, attesting to the good standing of Alexander Haight; receipts of Alexander Haight for Union and Confederate supplies given out during the war; and a typed manuscript detailing the Civil War experiences of the Sutton family in Fairfax, excerpted from the diaries of Charles and Phebe Sutton.

Series 5, Publications and Serials, contains seven illustrated monthly magazines and a book titled War Reminiscences by the Surgeon of Mosby's Command (1890). The magazines include issues of The Century, The Cosmopolitan, and McClure's.

Series 6, Miscellaneous, contains miscellaneous printed materials, notes, and facsimiles. Materials include old business cards; brochures on local history; a newspaper facsimile (circa 1975) on old Fairfax families, the Haights and Milans; a scrap book of old newsclippings; and a ledger full of accounting records dating from before the Revolutionary War.

Series 7, Oversize, includes Confederate bonds; a centennial print of the Declaration of Independence; and newspapers chronicling the sinking of the Titanic, the election of Franklin Roosevelt, and other historical events.

Series 8, Objects, contains Civil War Artifacts as well as ancient American Indian arrowheads and tools. The Civil War artifacts include three muskets, ammunition, a sword with scabbard, two bayonets, a cavalry bridle, and a hand-made crutch.

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Arrangement

Organized into eight series by subject with each series organized alphabetically by title.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1838-1901; 1918-1920; 1974 (Box 1)
Series 2: Legal and Financial Documents, 1813; 1843-1918 (Box 2)
Series 3: Photographs, circa 1863-1920 (Box 3)
Series 4: Civil War Documents and Currency, 1861-1865 (Box 4)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1884-1900 (Box 5)
Series 6: Miscellaneous Documents, 1764-1976 (Boxes 6-8)
Series 7: Oversize, 1863-1966 (Box 9)
Series 8: Objects, 1860s (Boxes 10-19 and Unboxed Objects)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds other collections pertaining to local history and the Civil War, including the Milton Barnes papers.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Virginia, Northern--History, Local.

Document Types:

Daguerreotypes.
Negatives.
Photographic prints.
Reproductions.
Tintypes.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander Haight family collection, Collection #C0159, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Alexander Levi Haight in 1978.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in April 2009.

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Contents List

Series 1: Correspondence 1838-1901; 1918-1920; 1974 (1 box)
This series contains letters to and from members of the Haight family and their friends. Haight family members represented in this series include George, Helen, Henry, Margaret, and Phebe. Some of the letters refer to the California Gold Rush as Alexander Haight's brother-in-law, George Sweet (1821-1898), was a "49er". Other letters refer to the Civil War, in which Henry C. Haight's father-in-law, John M. Young (1831-1864), fought under the Union Army.
Box Folder
1 1 Haight family: Miscellaneous letters, 1838-1974
1. E. R. Haight to Elisa, September 30, [1838]
2. To Dr. Layburn, 1838
sender unknown
3. Laura to Maggie [Margaret Amy Haight], January 17, 1859
4. Elias Titus to Sister Margaret, September 13, 1871
5. [Phebe Haight] to P. Mason and Co., December 15, 1881
from Syndhurst, New Jersey
6. To Mister Hate [Haight], December 28, 1885
sender unknown
7. Dear Sir, May 14, 1888
sender and recipient unknown
8. Dear Sir, August 15, 1888
sender and recipient unknown
9. J. H. Haight to Cousin, December 17, 1901
10. Rusty to Uncle Alex [Alexander Levi Haight], August 23, 1974
11. D. A. Upson to Sir, undated
recipient unknown
12. Partial letter to Jacob [Haight], undated (before 1863)
sender unknown
13. C. J. and Sisters and Brothers, undated
sender and recipient unknown
14. Partial letter from S. B. Tus[ker], undated
recipient unknown, but sender wrote "lots of love to yourself and boys, also to Maggie [Margaret Haight]"
15. Janie to unknown, undated
postcard
Box Folder
1 2 Haight, George: Letters from friends and family, 1889-1910
1. Henry Clement Haight to George Haight, January 5, 1889
2. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, January 8, 1889
3. Ida Jane Ginnelley to George Haight, April 29, 1889
4. Charles R. Murray to George Haight, April 30, 1889
5. Everett B. Whaley to George Haight, May 2, 1889
6. Henry [Haight] to George Haight May 4, 1889
includes envelope
7. Henry C. Haight to George Haight, June 8, 1889
8. Ida J. Ginnelley to George Haight, June 16, 1889
9. Aunt Maria to George Haight, July 24, 1889
10. Maria to George Haight, December 30, 1889
11. Henry C. Haight to George Haight, January 28, 1890
12. N. and W.R.R. Machine Shop to George Haight, April 29, 1891
13. Thomas P. Morgan of the Mutual Life Insurance Company to George Haight, November 3, 1910
14. Sister [Margaret Haight] to Brother [George Haight], undated
includes envelope, "missent"
Box Folder
1 3 Haight, George: Letters from Mother [Phebe Haight], 1888-1890
1. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, October 1, 1888
includes envelope postmarked October 4, 1888
2. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, [November 21, 1888]
includes envelope postmarked November 21, 1888
3. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, December 31, [1888]
includes envelope postmarked January 1, 1889
4. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, February 20, 1889
5. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, March 10, 1889
includes envelope postmarked March 12, 1889
6. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, March 28, 1889
7. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, March 31, 1889
partial letter; includes envelope postmarked April 2, 1889
8. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, April 5, 1889
9. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, April 18, 1889
10. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, April 23, [1889]
includes envelope postmarked April 30, 1889
11. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, November 14, 1889
12. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, January 13, 1890
13. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, May 12, [1890]
includes envelope postmarked May 13, 1890
14. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, January, [no year]
15. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, February 28, [no year]
16. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, September 17, [no year]
includes envelope postmarked September 19
17. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, December 31, [no year]
18. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, undated
19. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, undated
20. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, undated
21. Mother [Phebe Haight] to George Haight, undated
22. Seven envelopes addressed to George Haight, postmarked February 23, 1889; April 19-20, 1889; April 30-May 1, 1889; October 7-8, 1889; January 29-30, 1890; April 10-11, 1890
Box Folder
1 4 Haight, Helen: Letters to and from family, 1918-1919
1. Helen Haight to Alexander Haight, November 5, 1918
2. Helen Haight to Mamma [Emma Jane Haight], November 5, 1918
3. Helen Haight to Mamma [Emma Jane Haight], November 16, 1918
4. Helen Haight to Mamma [Emma Jane Haight], November 18, 1918
5. Helen Haight to Mamma [Emma Jane Haight], November 19, 1918
6. Helen Haight to Mamma [Emma Jane Haight], November 19, 1918
7. Emma Jane Haight to Helen Haight, December 15, 1918
8. Emma Jane Haight to Helen Haight, November 18, 1918
9. Alexander to Helen Haight, December 1, 1918
10. Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, December 2, 1918
11. Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, December 15, 1918
12. Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, December 31, 1918
13. Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, January 5, 1919
14. Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, January 6, 1919
15. Alexander and Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen, January 19, 1919
16. Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, April 6, 1919
17. Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, April 20, 1919
18. Alexander and Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, April 27, 1919
19. Alexander to Helen Haight, May 11, 1919
20. Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, May 18, 1919
21. Mother [Emma Jane Haight] to Helen Haight, undated
22. Aunt Ida [Mrs. Asa Conklin] to Helen Haight, April 13, 1919
23. Aunt Mary to Helen Haight, April 15, 1919
24. Aunt Stell to Helen Haight, April 18, [ca. 1919]
25. Bess [Helen's sister] to Helen Haight, May 15, 1919
26. Bess to Helen Haight, undated
27. Bess to Helen Haight, undated
28. Cousin Howard to Helen Haight, June 2, 1919
Box Folder
1 5 Haight, Helen: Letters from friends, pt. 1, 1918
1. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, August 4, 1918
2. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, [August 9, 1918]
3. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, August 19, 1918
4. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, August 24, 1918
5. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, August 28, 1918
6. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, September 9, 1918
7. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, September 16, 1918
8. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, October 9, 1918
9. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, October 16, 1918
10. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, October 22, 1918
11. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, October 27, 1918
12. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, 1918
13. Louis Appezzito to Helen Haight, 1918
14. Domencio Lo Bianco to Helen Haight, July 31, 1918
postcard
15. Domencio Lo Bianco to Helen Haight, July 31, 1918
16. Domencio Lo Bianco to Helen Haight, August 2, 1918
17. Domencio Lo Bianco to Helen Haight, August 9, 1918
18. Domencio Lo Bianco to Helen Haight, October 5, 1918
19. Joseph Patton to Helen Haight, June 27, 1918
20. Joseph Patton to Helen Haight, July 4, 1918
21. Joseph Patton to Helen Haight, July 9, 1918
postcard
22. Joseph Patton to Helen Haight, July 14, 1918
23. Joseph Patton to Helen Haight, July 19, 1918
postcard
24. Joseph Patton to Helen Haight, July 27, 1918
25. Joseph Patton to Helen Haight, August 12, 1918
postcard
Box Folder
1 6 Haight, Helen: Letters from friends, pt. 2, 1918-1920
1. Warren Parsons to Helen Haight, May 10, 1919
2. Warren Parsons to Helen Haight, May 12, 1919
newsclipping
3. M. Earnest Taylor to Helen Haight, April 2, 1919
4. M. Earnest Taylor to Helen Haight, May 8, 1919
5. M. Earnest Taylor to Helen Haight, June 16, 1919
6. Jack Thompson to Helen Haight, March 23, 1919
7. Jack Thompson to Helen Haight, March 25, [1919]
8. Jack Thompson to Helen Haight, April 4, 1919
9. Jack Thompson to Helen Haight, April 12, 1919
10. Jack Thompson to Helen Haight, April 29, 1919, 1918
11. Jack Thompson to Helen Haight, May 16, 1919
12. Elsie [Mrs. W. A. Hart] to Helen Haight, May 14, 1919
13. Mrs. L. Lee to Helen Haight, April 15, 1919
envelope only
14. Corporal Murice J. Marrits to Helen Haight, March 28, 1919
postcard
15. Mollie V. Walker to Helen Haight, May 4, 1919
16. G. L. Welton to Helen Haight, April 14, 1919
17. G. L. Welton to Helen Haight, May 7, 1919
18. G. L. Welton to Helen Haight, May 20, 1919
19. G. L. Welton to Helen Haight, February 29, 1920
newsclippings
20. Raban to Helen Haight, January 1, 1919
21. Pvt. 1st Cl. Harry W. Schubele to Helen Haight, March 16, 1919
postcard
22. Mary C. Curly to Helen Haight, April 22, 1919
Easter postcard
23. Nellie Leyburn to Helen Haight, April 22, 1919
Easter postcard
24. Private Charles C. Goodman to Helen Haight, May 20, 1919
25. Mac to Helen Haight, January 29, 1920
26. Houser Harbour to Helen Haight, February 15, 1920
27. Mildred Haveus to Helen Haight, February 26, 1920
Box Folder
1 7 Haight, Phebe: Letters from son, Henry Clement Haight, 1883-1886
1. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], November 27, 1883
2. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], November 30, 1883
3. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], December 4, 1883
4. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], December 13, 1883
5. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], December 15, 1883
6. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], December 26, 1883
7. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], December 31, 1883
8. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], January 7, 1884
9. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], January 19, 1884
10. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], January 23, 1884
11. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], January 29, 1884
12. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], February 1, 1884
13. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], February 9, 1884
14. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], February 13, 1884
15. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], February 18, 1884
16. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], February 29, 1884
17. Henry C. Haight to Mother [Phebe Haight], July 4, 1886
Box Folder
1 8 Haight, Phebe: Letters from family, 1849-1898
1. Phebe Ham to Cousin, May 26, 1849
Image
contains reference to the California Gold Rush
2. Elizabeth to Sister [Phebe Haight], March 10, 1850
Image
contains reference to the California Gold Rush
3. E. T. Frances to Cousin [Phebe Haight], November 20, 1851
Image
4. Cousin Molly T. to Phebe [Haight], April 5, 1855
Image
5. Alfred H. [Titus] to Cousin [Phebe Haight], April 10, 186[5]
Image
near Blakely Alabama; reference to Union Army
6. Elizabeth to Sister [Phebe Haight], March 2, [1886]
contains reference to Andrew Johnson's impeachment
7. Mother [Margaret Titus] to Phebe Haight [daughter], January 11, 1869
8. George Sweet to Sister [Phebe Haight], November 20, 1877
9. Mary T. Haight to Phebe [Haight], July 23, 1884
10. Emma [Jane Haight] to Phebe Haight [mother-in-law], July 10, 1886
11. John W. Ham to Cousin [Phebe Haight], May 11, 1898
12. John W. Ham to Cousin [Phebe Haight], June 16, 1898
13. Elizabeth to Sister [Phebe Haight], August 14, [no year]
14. Mary T. Haight to Phebe [Haight], April 22, [no year]
Box Folder
1 9 Haight, Phebe: Letters from friends, 1883-1884
1. Cecilia Searle to Mrs. [Phebe] Haight, December 24, 1883
2. Sue R. Horley to Phebe Haight, March 2, 1884
includes envelope from Philadelphia postmarked March 4, 1884
3. J. T. and J. G. Beckham to Phebe Haight, March 14, 1884
includes envelope from Alexandria, Virginia postmarked March 14
4. Unknown sender to Mrs. Phebe Haight, June 13, 1886
includes envelope from Canon City, Colorado postmarked June 25, 1886
5. Cecilia Searle to Mrs. [Phebe] Haight and Boys, November 2, 1886
from Syndhurst, New Jersey
6. Everett Whaley to Friend [Phebe Haight], October 10, 1888
7. Sarah to Phebe Haight, December 28, [no year]
8. David S. Johnson to Phebe Haight, undated
9. Three envelopes to Phebe Haight, postmarked December 29, 1884; February 19th; March 4th
Box Folder
1 10 Harnesberger, Reverend Alfred L., 1893-1919
1. To A. L. Harnesberger, March 23, 1893
sender's signature illegible; includes envelope
2. PAB to Nell, April 19th, 1915
postcard addressed to A. L. Harnesberger
3. V. B. Bishop to Harnesberger, November 16 and November 23, 1915
2 typewritten letters; includes 1 envelope
4. Pat to Alfred [Harnesberger], February 17, 1919
includes envelope
5. Envelope addressed to Harnesberger, October 20, 1893
Box Folder
1 11 Miller, P. S. of Miller and Co. Wagons to W. M. Firebaugh, October 18, 1893
includes envelope postmarked November 9, 1893
12 Sweet, George: Letters, 1849-1894
1. George Sweet to Sister, December 20, 1849
George Sweet had two sisters, Phebe, who married Alexander Haight in 1824, and Elizabeth.
2. Cornelius Cornelle [to George Sweet], February 21, 1851
on interest "received of George Sweet" from gold dug in the California Gold Rush.
3. Horace Greeley to George Sweet, May 7, 1858
Greeley's signature matches that of the renowned journalist and founder of the New York Tribune.
4. Benson J. Lossing to George Sweet, June 8, 1876
5. Benson J. Lossing to George Sweet, June 5, 1877
from Syndhurst, New Jersey
6. J. H. Ketcharn to Friend [George] Sweet, October 10, 1888
7. Benny D. Hicks to George Sweet, June 23, 1894
8. George Sweet to Phebe Sweet: Hand-written transcription, 1849 (year of original letter)
partial letter; contains references to the California Gold Rush
9. Envelope addressed to George Sweet, undated
Box Folder
1 13 Young, John M: Civil War correspondence to wife, 1862
1. John M. Young to Wife, Rosetta R. Young, August 2, 1862
Image
The letters in this folder contain references to John Young's service with the Union Army during the Civil War.
2. John M. Young to Wife, Rosetta R. Young, December 5, 1862
Image
3. John M. Young to Wife, Rosetta R. Young, and Children, December 10, 1862
Image
4. John M. Young to Wife, Rosetta R. Young, December 19, 1862
Image
at camp near Fredericksburg, Virginia; includes envelope and transcription
5. John M. Young to Wife, Rosetta R. Young, and Children, May 12, [ca. 1862-1863]
Image
includes envelope
Box Folder
1 14 Young, John M.: Transcriptions of letters to wife, 1862-1863 (indicates dates of original letters)
This folder contains 37 pages of transcriptions of letters written from John M. Young to his wife, Rosetta, during his service with the Union Army.
Series 2: Legal and Financial Documents, 1813; 1852-1918 (1 box)
This series contains personal legal and financial records of the Haight family, including deeds, receipts, contracts, and documents from the Fairfax County Court House. Specific items include court orders from 1852-1853 appointing Alexander Haight as "surveyor of the county road"; an 1864 letter from Virginia District Judge John C. Underwood on a forthcoming war-time property-confiscation trial of Alexander Haight; bank receipts of Elizabeth Haight from 1914-1919; deeds of gift from George Haight, 1895-1903; correspondence from March of 1884 regarding damage claims by Phebe Haight from the West and Sisson railroad company for damaged packages of butter; and a financial accounting record of farm land sold to Samuel Titus and Nehemiah Sweet, dated January 16, 1843.
Box Folder
2 1 Haight, Alexander: Letter from Virginia District Judge John C. Underwood to Col. Devereux, February 13, 1864
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Alexandria, Virginia; regarding property-confiscation trial of Alexander Haight
2 Haight, Alexander: Orders from Fairfax County Court, August 19, 1852; October 18, 1853
Image
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2 court orders appointing Alexander Haight as "surveyor of the county road"
3 Haight, Alexander: Receipts and Notes Payable, 1858-1876
1. Sheriff of Fairfax, 1858
Image
receipt
2. For 25 bushels of corn to J. B. Gaddesss and others, September 1, 1862
Image
receipt
3. Levy on land and personal property to Robert H. Mateer, 1872
receipt
4. L. T. Shear or Mr. Taylor, November 16, 1876
note to pay
Box Folder
2 4 Haight, Alexander Levi: Draft classification card and check
1. Draft classification card, World War I, October 31, 1918
receipt
2. National Bank of Fairfax check for $135 from Alexander Haight to Dr. S. B. Moore, January 10, 1925
Box Folder
2 5 Haight, Elizabeth: Bank receipts, 1914-1919
contains around 100 bank receipts and a list of credits
6 Haight, George: Deeds and certificate, 1895-1911
1. Deed, February 19, 1895
2. Deed, March 6, 1899
3. Deed of Release, April 15, 1902
4. Deed of Trust, April 15, 1902
5. Deed of Release, July 15, 1903
6. Herdon Lodge No. 84, July 13, 1911
7. Envelope, October 26 [no year]
Box Folder
2 7 Haight, George: Receipts and bank check, 1888-1921
1. Mosse and son, July 6, 1888
2. F. W. Richardson, September 1, 1888
3. Post office registry receipt, January 3, 1894
4. Elizabeth Sweet, October 15, 1894
5. W. E. Graham, Court Clerk, October 30, 1894
6. Post office registry receipt, January 12, 1895
7. G. M. Garrett, March 1, 1895
8. Thomas Moore, June 19, 1895
9. Margaret A. Lee, March 6, 1899
10. H. C. Haight, April 28, 1902
11. F. W. Richardson, Clerk, June 21, 1902
12. Allison Butts, October 24, 1902
13. R. E. Thorton, June 12, 1903
14. J. R. M. G., June 19, 1903
15. Walter T. Oliver, November 16, 1903
16. Ino Miller, March 6, 1899
17. H. C. Haight, April 2, 1904
18. F. W. Richardson, April 6, 1904
19. Charles E. Knight, Mutual Life Insurance Company, November 14, 1905
20. Arthur Burgess, Treasury Department, 1913
check for 1 cent and envelope
21. H. C. Wooton, Mutual Life Insurance Company, December 1, 1913
22. National Bank of Herndon, September 1, 1916
23. National Bank of Herndon, October 21, 1916
24. E. G. Burritt, Mutual Fire Insurance Company, December, 1917
25. National Bank of Fairfax, August 11, 1920
26. R. E. Thornton, Attorney, June 13, 1921
27. R. E. Thorton, Attorney, July 11, 1921
28. F. W. Richardson, Attorney, October 24, 1921
29. Yates, undated
30. F. W. Richardson, undated
Box Folder
2 8 Haight, Helen: Insurance Title, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, January 22, 1919
2 pages
9 Haight, Henry: Deed and receipt, 1881-1884
1. Phebe Haight, December 1881
promise to pay
2. Deed, February 18, 1884
Box Folder
2 10 Haight, Phebe: Account book, 1875-1884
11 Haight, Phebe: Agreement letter, March 15, 1881
12 Haight, Phebe: Damage claims correspondence, March 1884
1. Adams Express Company to G. W. Moss, Esq., March 8, 1884
2. Adams Express Company to G. W. Moss, Esq., March 13, 1884
3. G. W. Moss to Capt. Lucas, March 13, 1884
4. Lucas to G. W. Moss; G. W. Moss to Lucas, March 14, 1884
two letters on one paper
5. Lucas to G. W. Moss, March 15, 1884
6. John Clayton to G. W. Moss; G. W. Moss to C. R. Bitzer, March 17, 1884
two letters on one paper
7. C. R. Bitzer to G. W. Moss, Esq.; G. W. Moss to C. R. Bitzer, March 18, 1884; March 25, 1884
two letters on one paper
8. From West and Sisson, March 24, 1884
recipient unknown
Box Folder
2 13 Haight, Phebe: Receipts and financial statements, 1853; 1881-1898
1. Witmers and Company, October 17, 1853
2. Stephen and Henry Haight, February 2, 1881
3. Thomas W. Lee, June 2, 1881
4. Riggs and Company, November 5, 1881
5. W. M. Millan, April 1882
6. J. Cooper, 1882
7. Fairfax Cemetery Association, 1882-1884
8. J. C. Fearson's Sons, January 8, 1883
9. Herbert Bryant, Dr., February 7, 1883
monthly statement
10. James F. Carlin and Sons, March 5, 1883
11. W. E. Roby, April 16, 1883
12. G. W. M. Ramsay, Grocer, July 2, 1883
13. Phebe Haight to Mr. Bitzer, March 6, 1884
bill
14. J. F. Oliver, September 9, 1884
15. George H. Pratt, September 24, 1884
16. J. C. Fearson's Sons, November 4, 1884
17. J. T. and J. G. Beckham, December 31, 1884
includes envelope
18. C. F. Wilkins and Company, January 24, 1885
19. J. T. and J. G. Beckham, October 13, 1885
20. Post office registry return receipt, November 2, 1885
21. Albert Wrenn, November 14, 1885
22. C. F. Wilkins and Company, February 6, 1886
23. E. J. Miller, Son and Company, Importers of China, Glass and Queensware, June 10, 1886
24. Jason F. Muir, Furniture Manufacturer, June 10, 1886
25. W. S. Moses and Son, June 11, 1886
26. G. W. M. Ramsay, Grocer, June 11, 1886
27. George Ryneal, Jr., June 11, 1886
28. George Watts and Son, June 11, 1886
29. J. F. Spelshouse, Agent, June 22, 1886
30. Stephen Haight, November 1886 - June 1887
31. Post office registry return receipt, February, 1888
32. Richardson, September 11, 1888
33. R. W. Moore, March 14, 1889
34. Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, July 25, 1889 and January 3, 1891
two receipts
35. Post office registry return receipt, July 31, 1889
36. George Haight, November 1, 1892
37. Post office registry receipt, June 27, 1893
two receipts
38. Fairfax Cemetery Association, September 19, 1894
39. Judicial statement on foreclosure of Sweet residence in Dutchess County, New York, April 30, 1898
40. J. M. Ham, May 11, 1898
41. Calling cards of Mrs. Alexander Haight and envelope, undated
Two calling cards; one unpostmarked envelope addressed to George A. Clark and Brother
Box Folder
2 14 Haight, Samuel Dickenson and Andrew Wilson: Court summons, May 1813
15 Harnesberger, Reverend A. L.: Receipts and financial statements, 1892-1905
1. Johnson Harvester Company, April 15 and April 29, 1892
receipt and letter; includes envelope
2. Firebaugh Farm, June 22 and June 23, 1904
three receipts
3. Rockingham National Bank of Harrisonburg, June 23, July 1 and August 23, 1904
three receipts
4. E. W. Carpenter, Treasurer of Rockingham County, April 1, 1905
three receipts; includes envelope
Box Folder
2 16 Miscellaneous receipts and financial documents, 1886-1918
1. Post office registry return receipt, H. C. Haight to Mr. A. B. Holtzelaw, June 14, 1886
includes envelope
2. F. P. May and Co. Hardware for Mrs Holtzlander, 1886
3. Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Loudoun County, 1915
4. Franklin and Co., Opticians, for Mrs. [Emma Jane] Haight, May 11, 1918
includes a letter on the back, signed "Mother"
Box Folder
2 17 Produce books, 1897-1900
1. Produce Book, September 18, 1897 - September 26, 1898
contains records of sales and profits on produce (possibly grown on Sulley Plantation)
2. Produce Book, October 3, 1898 - April 2, 1900
contains records of sales and profits on produce (possibly grown on Sulley Plantation)
Box Folder
2 18 Sweet family: Financial statement, 1842-1843
One-page record of mortgage and interest on 215 acres of farmland owed by Margaret Sweet and her children, including Phebe Sweet
19 Tax Receipts: Haight family, 1881-1895
1. Alexander Haight, 1881-1888
contains 6 official tax receipts and 1 hand-written note on delinquent taxes
2. George Haight, 1888-1905
contains 23 official tax receipts and 3 hand-written notes on tax payments
3. Phebe Haight, 1881-1893
contains 10 official tax receipts and 2 hand-written notes on tax payments
4. Stephen S. Haight, 1885-1887
contains 2 tax receipts
Series 3: Photographs ca. 1863-1920 (1 box)
This series contains around twenty original photographs and reproductions belonging to the Haight family. Subjects include Alexander, Phebe, Elizabeth, George, and Helen Haight; Fairfax County Court House; Sully Plantation; Fairfax Station during the Civil War; Alexander Haight's prize horse; and Clio, a slave girl whom Phebe Haight kept at the Sully Plantation until 1862.
Box Folder
3 1 Brady, Matthew: Civil War photograph, 1862
Image
No. 427 of Brady's album gallery, titled "Prof. Lowe reconnoitering at Battle of Fair Oaks"
2 Clio, a Sulley Plantation slave, ca 1865
Image
tintype of Clio, a slave girl kept by Phebe Haight from 1852 to 1862
3 Deguerrotypes, unidentified
Image
Image
Two deguerrotype portraits in cases, both of the same man; in the second he is wearing a Union uniform
4 Fairfax Court House, June 1863
Image
2 photographic reproductions; photographs taken by Timothy O'Sullivan
5 Fairfax Station during the Civil War, ca 1961-1965
Image
Photographic reproduction
6 Haight, Alexander and Phebe: Photographic reproductions
1. Alexander Haight,
Image
reproduced from original daguerrotype
2. Phebe Haight,
Image
reproduced from original daguerrotype
Box Folder
3 7 Haight, Alexander: Prize horse
1. Tintype of Alexander Haight's prize horse,
2. Newsclipping facsimile explaining the story behind Haight's prize horse,
1. Document granting Alexander Haight ownership of the horse, July 4, 1862
Box Folder
3 8 Miscellaneous buildings
1. Old mill at Sperryville, Virginia, September 16, 1905
photograph mounted to cardboard backing
2. The Capitol Building in Washington, DC, undated
photograph mounted to cardboard backing
3. Fairfax Court House, 1900
photograph mounted on cardboard backing
4. Fairfax Court House, 1905
photographic reproduction
3. Little Sully: Home of Alexander and Phebe Haight, undated
photograph mounted on cardboard backing; Little Sully, Alexander and Phebe Haight's house on Sully Plantation, was built around 1851
4. Sully Daybook, 1880-1884
thin booklet, mostly empty, with produce sales recorded on two pages
Box Folder
3 9 Miscellaneous people
1. Helen Haight in nurse's uniform, undated
2. Helen Haight portrait, undated
mounted to inside of booklet
3. Woman holding hat, undated
subject unknown; measures 2.5" x 4.5"
4. Woman sitting at desk, 1905
subject unknown; appears to be a photographic reproduction; measures 8" x 10"
5. Three women and a man seated outside, Spring 1889
mounted on cardboard backing; subjects thought to be Phebe Haight, her sister Elizabeth, and Elizabeth's husband George
6. George Curry, ca. 1905
pictured outside house with horse; measures 4.5" x 2.5"
7. George Curry, ca. 1905
photographic reproduction of above listed photograph; measures 10" x 8"
Box Folder
3 10 Mosby and other Confederate veterans at the reunion of the Battle of Manassas, July 20, 1914
2 photographic reproductions and three negatives of the same photo; pictured left to right are Fountain Beattie, Lycurgus Hutcheson, John S. Mosby, and George Turbeville IV
Series 4: Civil War Documents ca. 1861-1865 (1 box)
This series contains various materials pertaining to the Civil War such as civilian passes, diary excerpts, and Confederate currency. Specific items include Civil War maps and photographs; an official order from General Jackson on the day of the Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) prohibiting the theft or destruction of private property; documents granting passage of Alexander Haight and company into and out of Virginia; a hand-written note from the Union Major General Julius Stahel to the Union Army, attesting to the good standing of Alexander Haight; receipts of Alexander Haight for Union and Confederate supplies given out during the war; and a typed manuscript detailing the Civil War experiences of the Sutton family in Fairfax, excerpted from the diaries of Charles and Phebe Sutton.
Box Folder
4 1 Atkins Memorial, ca. 1862
Image
printed statement memorializing Charles L. Atkins, a fallen Confederate soldier
2 Beauregard, General P. G. T. - Order for troops not to take forage from Sully Farm, November 25, 1861
Image
signed by a Confederate officer under the command of General Beauregard
3 Civil War maps
1. Sketch of 2nd Manassas, August 29th 1862, undated
Image
2. Sketch of 2nd Manassas, August 30th 1862, undated
Image
Box Folder
4 4 Confederate money and other Civil War and Reconstruction-era currency 1863-1875
1. Ten-dollar bill of the Confederate States of America, February 17, 1864
2. Six fifty-dollar bills of the Confederate States of America, February 17, 1864
3. Thirty one-hundred dollar bills of the Confederate States of America, February 17, 1864
Image
4. Three-dollar bill minted by the Frontier Bank in Potsdam, New York June 1, 1863
features illustrations of Lady Justice, a frontier scene and a domestic scene
5. Two one-dollar bills minted by the City Bank in Augusta, Georgia October 3, 1864
features an illustration of a shepherd and his sheep
6. Fifty-cent bill of the United States, 1875
front features a portrait of William Harris Crawford
Box Folder
4 5 Confederate officer's letter from Harper's Ferry May 20, 1861
Image
addressed to Father from J. L.
6 Dedication of Twin Markers: In Memorium of Major Generals Philip Kearny and Isaac Ingalls Stevens October 2, 1915
pamphlet from ceremony memorializing fallen Union generals
7 Haight, Alexander: Civil War passes, 1862-1865
Passes issued by various Provost Marshals' Offices granting Alexander Haight safe passage to and from various points in Northern Virginia
1. Pass No. 97, March 25, 1862
Image
2. Pass, November 2, 1862
3. Pas No. 543, November 19, 1862
Image
4. Pass, November 21, 1862
5. Pass, October 30, 1862
6. Pass, November 9, 1862
Image
7. Pass, December 1, 1862
Image
8. Pass, December 11, 1862
9. Pass, 1862
Image
10. Pass No. 2232, February 25, 1863
11. Pass, June 16, 1863
12. Pass, March 13, 1864
13. Pass, October 24, 1864
Image
14. Pass No. 1749, March 2, 1865
Image
Box Folder
4 8 Haight, Alexander: Claim for army damages, September 17, 1862
Image
claim assembled by neighbors of Alexander Haight for damages incurred when the Confederate army passed through on September 1, 1862
9 Haight, Alexander: Union officer letters affirming Haight's loyalty to the Union
1. Robert Johnstone, March 7, 1863
Image
2. Union Major General Julius Stahel, June 20, 1863
Image
Box Folder
4 10 Haight, Alexander: Receipts for provisions for Union and Confederate Armies, 1861
1. For the use of one horse, August 24, 1861
Image
2. For 10,000 pounds of hay, October 7, 1861
Image
3. For 370 bushels of corn used for horse feed, November 13, 1861
Image
Box Folder
4 11 Jackson, General T. J. "Stonewall": Order on damages, September 1, 1862
Image
order of General Jackson prohibiting theft of private property, signed by Jackson's officers
12 Porter, General Fitz John: Correspondence
1. Gen. Fitz John Porter to Col. F. J. Parker, January 24, 1863
2. Printed letter from General Fitz John Porter to the Secretary of War, January 9, 1871
letter regarding publication of maps of the Battle of Manassas
Box Folder
4 13 Sutton, Charles and Phebe: The Civil War Experiences of a Northern Family Settled in Virginia ca 1861-1865
edited and transcribed from the diaries of Charles and Phebe Sutton by their daughter, Alice Coates
Series 5: Publications and Serials (1 box)
This series contains seven illustrated monthly magazines and a book titled War Reminiscences by the Surgeon of Mosby's Command (1890). The magazines include issues of The Century, The Cosmopolitan, and McClure's.
Box Folder
5 1 The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, 1884-1885
1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, November 1884
2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, April 1885
Box Folder
5 2 The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, 1885
1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, August 1885
2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, October 1885
Box Folder
5 3 The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, January 1890
4 The Cosmopolitan: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine, March 1898
5 McClure's Magazine, January 1900
6 War Reminiscences by the Surgeon of Mosby's Command, 1890
Series 6: Miscellaneous, 1764-1976 (2 boxes)
This series contains miscellaneous printed materials, notes, and facsimiles. Materials include old business cards; brochures on local history; a newspaper facsimile (ca. 1975) on old Fairfax families, the Haights and Milans; a scrap book of old newsclippings; and a ledger full of accounting records dating from before the Revolutionary War.
Box Folder
6 1 Brochures and publications on historic sites, 1907-1977
1. The Jamestown Exposition, Illustrated, 1907
2. Christ Church, Philadelphia, ca. 1934
3. Fairfax County Court House Rededication, 1967
pamphlet
4. Historic Fairfax Court House, May 1967
pamphlet
5. Echoes History, Index, November 1970 to November 1971
Pioneer America Society publication
6. Echoes History, Volume 1, No. 3, March 1971
article on Little Sully; publication of the Pioneer America Society
7. The Old West, 1973
advertisement for Time-Life encyclopedia on the Old West
8. Historical Society of Fairfax County, Virginia, Inc., Volume 14, 1976-1977
9. Church Buildings of the Diocese of New Jersey, undated
pamphlet
10. Views, State Normal School, Farmville, Virginia, undated
brochure with photographic illustrations
Box Folder
6 2 Illustration, Virginia road map, and violin strings
1. Illustration of woman, framed, ca. 1902
2. Rand-McNally Indexed Pocket Map and Auto Road Guide, Virginia, 1919
3. E. F. Droop and Sons, Co., Violin D String (Guitar G), undated
string sleeve with two strings inside
Box Folder
6 3 King Solomon's Song, shorthand version, 1894
leather bound pocket size book
4 Notes and newsclippings, 1881-1976
1. Note: Certificate to deed, Haight to Sweet, April 15, 1881
2. Newsclipping of obituary for Henry P. Titus, 1928
3. Newspaper article facsimile: "Members of Old Fairfax Families Share Memories of Yesterday," ca. 1976
from the Globes Northern Virginia Bicentennial Review; discusses the history of the Haight and Millan families
4. Copy of typewritten notes from the joint meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Washington County and the County School Board of Washington County, undated
5. Letter, signed Your Dear Boy, undated
sender and recipient both unknown
6. Note, Hon. C. Bascom Slemp, undated
7. Note on the Sweet family, undated
8. Fragment of paper with school marks, undated
9. Handwritten notes, "Old Talks at Home", undated
4 pages
10. Handwritten picadilla recipe, undated
Box Folder
6 5 Poems,
1. "Kaiser Bill," undated
2. "The Old Dore Step," undated
fragment of poem written on looseleaf paper
3. "To the Memory of Ida," undated
4. "George Washington" and "Trust", undated
Box Folder
6 6 Postcards and birthday cards,
1. Virginia Dare Marker, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, North Carolina, undated
2 postcards
2. Historic Bullet Scarred Tree on Bull Run Battlefield, undated
postcard
3. Reno's Famous Town House Dining Room, undated
postcard
4. Old Hicksite Quaker Church, undated
postcard
5. John Q. Marr Monument, Fairfax, Virginia, undated
postcard
6. The Tavern, Fairfax, Virginia, undated
postcard
7. A Birthday Wish, from Mother to Aleck, 1937
birthday card
8. Birthday Wishes, from Mother to Acleck, 1938
9. Christmas card, undated
10. Cap d'Antibes, undated
picture of the cape
Box Folder
6 7 Printed materials: Calling cards, business cards, funeral sermons, etc.
1. Calling cards, undated
10 calling cards: Mr. Harry L. Cather, Mrs. Frank Page, Gamett Ford, W. W. Millan, Jr., Carrie Ballinger, Mrs. Leda Terwilliger, Ella J. Worley, Miss Frankie M. Vosburgh, May Childs Furbrow, Mrs. Alice Hamill
2. The Syracuse Land and Improvement Company, undated
business card
3. Edward P. Mertz Wholesale and Retail Druggist, undated
business card/tag
4. Pennsylvania Railroad Company ticket for the Jersey City Ferry, undated
5. Declaration of Independence and Washington's Farewell Address, December 1, 1896
Young Folk's Library of Choice Literature, Vol. III, No. 66
6. "Principal Cities of the United States," undated
old guide book with illustrations
7. Goodwill Commandery of the United Order of the Golden Cross (UOGC), 1832
concert program for the UOGC, a Christian voluntary association
8. Brief notes of the sermon for funeral of Mrs. Susie Barnes Allen, 1884
postcard
9. Eye-Glasses of Mr. Isaac Alexander, undated
advertisement circular boasting "The only Eye-Glasses for which was awarded Medal and Diploma at the Centennial Exhibition of 1876."
10. Chr. Hansen's Danish Butter Coloring, undated
advertisement circular boasting product as winner of "the Prize Medal at Philadelphia, 1876 and three gold medals at Paris, 1878."
11. Henry McShane and Co. Church Bells, undated
advertisement circular
12. Draft registration notification envelope, 1940
bears United States seal and photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt
13. Virginia License to Operate a Motor Vehicle, November 23, 1941
issued by the United States Department of the Interior National Park Service
14. Aetna Insurance Company,
envelope
Box
7 Ledger and scrapbook, ca. 1838-1900
ledger consists of only a few pages; scrapbook contains newsclippings pertaining to the Civil War
Box
8 Ledger, 1764-1808
full leather-bound account book from a trading post on Lake George
Series 7: Oversize, 1863-1966 (1 box)
This series includes Confederate bonds; a centennial print of the Declaration of Independence; and newspapers chronicling the sinking of the Titanic, the election of Franklin Roosevelt, and other historical events.
Box Folder
9 1 Confederate bonds,
1. $500 bond, 1863
Image
signed bond notes on a 14" x 16" sheet of paper
2. $100 bond, 1863
Image
unsigned bond notes on a 14" x 16" sheet of paper
3. $500 bond, 1864
Image
unsigned bond notes on a 14" x 16" sheet of paper
Box Folder
9 2 Gold miner's map, undated
3 Reproduction of the US Declaration of Independence for the Centennial Memorial, 1876
4 Obituaries, 1905-1915
includes an obituary for Colonel John Mosby in the Mount Kisko News
5 Washington Times article on the sinking of the Titanic, April 19, 1912
6 Virginia Gazette on the election of Franklin Roosevelt, October 19, 1934
7 Chronology pages from Virginia Page News and Courier, 1938-1939
8 Northern Virginia Daily on Lyndon Johnson on Vietnam, April 1, 1966
Series 8: Objects, 1860s (10 boxes)
This series contains Civil War Artifacts as well as ancient American Indian arrowheads and tools. The Civil War artifacts include three muskets, ammunition, a sword with scabbard, two bayonets, a cavalry bridle, and a hand-made crutch.
Box Folder
10 1 .58 caliber bullets, 3 ringers, 1860s
16 bullets; all of the bullets in this series were found on Haight property after the Civil War
2 .69 caliber bullets, 3 ringers, 1860s
7 bullets
3 .69 caliber prussian bullet, 1860s
1 bullet
4 Pistol bullets, 1860s
4 bullets
5 Enfield miniballs, 1860s
7 miniballs
6 Picket stake with loop missing, 1860s
picket stakes like this were used to tie horses
Box Folder
11 1 Unidentified tool, 1860s
2 US Cavalry bridal, 1860s
3 US cartridge box shoulder strap breast plate, 1860s
4 US enlisted man's belt buckle, 1860s
5 Cavalry saber belt buckle with silver trim, 1860s
6 US cartridge box flap plate, 1860s
7 English shake buckle, 1860s
8 Powder horn, stop missing, 1860s
used to hold gunpowder
Box
12 American Indian artifacts, pt. I
13 envelopes containing stone arrowheads and knives, probably excavated from Haight property, which include labels claiming origins from 8,000 BCE - 3,500 BCE
Box
13 American Indian artifacts, pt. II
6 envelopes containing stone arrowheads and knives, probably excavated from Haight property
Box
14 American Indian artifacts, pt. III
21 rocks, 1 seashell, and 1 envelope with large iron nails
Box Folder
15 1 Union spurs, 1860s
2 Shell fragment, 1860s
3 Union officer's spur, 1860s
4 Colt pistol mold for .31 caliber bullets, 1860s
Box Folder
16 1 Canteen, 1860s
2 Bullet holder, 1860s
3 Awl, 1860s
4 Button, 1860s
5 .45 caliber rifle cartridge, 1860s
6 Bullet, used, 1860s
7 Keepsake, 1860s
8 Unidentified, 1860s
Box Folder
17 1 Horse's bit, 1860s
2 Tin primer caps, 1860s
Box
18 Cash box, 1860s
Box
19 Shells, 1860s
2 heavy artillery shells
Oversize
Camp stool, 1860s
Hand-made crutch, 1860s
Cooking kettle and tripod, 1860s
3 muskets: 1860 Genuine Virginia, 1860s
Fire tongs, 1860s
Sword with scabbard, 1860s
2 bayonets, 1860s
2 larger bayonets or swords, 1860s
2.5 to 3 feet long
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