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Antietam time-capsule trophy, Fort Carson, Colorado, circa 1962-1980

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Summary:Antietam time-capsule trophy, Fort Carson, Colorado, circa 1962-1980.Caption reads: "This time capsule was created as a result of a gun crew of Battery A 1st. Btn., 19th Field Artillery 5th Infantry Div. (Mech.) U.S. Army at Fort Carson, Colo. naming their 105 M.M. Howitzer 'Antietam' early in 1962. A casing fired from this gun was used to seal in selected records of the Battle of Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862) and its Centennial Anniversary of Sept. 17, 1962. This capsule initially presented to Battery A is to be used as an annual competitive trophy among the batteries of the Btn. With the passing of a century the Maryland Historical Society will deliver the Capsule Trophy to the incumbent Gov. of Maryland who on Sept. 17, 2062 will break the seal and publish its records." Postcard number: S-48031.
Contributor:Kelley, Frank D.
Provider:Kelley's Studio
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Hagerstown
Temporal subject: 1961-1970
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Colorado
Geographical subject – Settlement:Fort Carson
Topical subjects:Awards
Time capsules
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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