Haversack Store (Museum of the Confederacy), Richmond

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1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 649-1861

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  • COLOURS  OF  THE  GRAY
    COLOURS OF THE GRAY
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  • SMALL  CONFEDERACY  FLAGS
    SMALL CONFEDERACY FLAGS
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  • BOOKS  IN  HAVERSACK  STORE
    BOOKS IN HAVERSACK STORE
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    The Haversack Store: Take a piece of history home

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    IN  HAVERSACK  STORE

    The Haversack Store was located inside the modern building of the Museum of the Confederacy, just right of the entrance. I was impressed with the things offered there, all in a small space. It was real paradise for fans of history and the Civil War. Well, being at the beginning of quite expensive trip I didn't buy anything there but... I see the store online here now.

    What to buy: - apparel (museum t-shirts, hats, ties)
    - books related to the Civil War and museum publications,
    - flags of the Confederacy,
    - gifts (statues, mugs, patches, pocket watches, plates)
    - military Items (swords, gauntlets, belt buckles, hats, pistols)
    - multimedia (CD Rom, videotapes, cassettes)
    - prints posters (signed prints, maps)
    - stationary (note cards)
    - toys (cannons, soldiers, kepis, children's books).

    What to pay: From a few bucks to... hundreds. Generally prices were not that high as in some other museum stores I visited later on.

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    The Haversack Store: Large flags to buy

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    FIRST  NATIONAL  FLAG  OF  THE  CONFEDERACY

    There were different flags of both Confederacy and contemporary southern states available in the store.

    What to buy: This flag on my picture with 7 five pointed stars was the first National Flag of the Confederacy. Each star symbolized one state admitted to the Confederacy, so number of stars on the flag was growing up to 13 or even 17 as I noticed.

    What to pay: Size 3 x 5 feet:
    Polyester - $9.99
    Nylon, 7-, 11- and 13-Star Cotton - $45.00.

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    The Haversack Store: Small flags

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    SMALL  CONFEDERACY  FLAGS

    There were numerous small and medium size flags of the Confederacy available in the store.

    What to buy: What you like/need. For example 1st, 2nd and 3rd official flag of the Confederacy or the Battle Flag of the Confederacy (Southern Cross).

    What to pay: Excuse me, I don't remember the exact prices but they were not that high. Below $20 + Virginia sales tax for medium size the Battle Flag of the Confederacy (Southern Cross) as I remember.

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    The Haversack Store: Books on the Civil War

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    BOOKS  IN  HAVERSACK  STORE

    There were numerous books dedicated to the Civil War available including latest and exclusive museum publications, hard and soft cover books related to the Civil War, Regimental Series (Civil War history books of Virginia regiments).

    What to buy: I paid attention to a few books: on Confederate flags, on Civil War medicine and Jefferson Davis' Memoirs written by his wife, Varina.

    What to pay: From around $10 to over $50.

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    The Haversack Store: Catalogue of museum's exposition

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    CATALOGUE  OF  THE  MUSEUM'S  EXPOSITION

    Among numerous books available in the Haversack Store I found this one on my picture.

    What to buy: The book: "The Musum of the Confederacy's Robert E. Lee Collections". It is the catalogue which features the Museum's collection of Lee's military and personal effects.

    What to pay: About $10.00 as I remember well.

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    The Haversack Store: If you are interested in wartime flags

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    COLOURS  OF  THE  GRAY

    There were numerous large and small, old and current patterns of flags available in the store.

    What to buy: I was looking for a book on flags displayed in the Museum of the Confederacy and I found the book: "Colours" of the Gray". This catalogue offers unique insight into the Museum's extensive collection of various wartime flags utilized by the Confederacy.

    What to pay: About $15.00 as I remember well.

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    The Haversack: Confederate goodies

    by b1bob Updated Jun 14, 2007

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    Urszula and me shopping while waiting for the tour

    Many museums make the gift shops the only point of non-emergency egress for obvious reasons. To the credit of the Museum of the Confederacy, they put it to the right of the entrance so that the shop can stand on its own merits. It is a very small shop but it is packed with all kinds of memorabilia from the War Between the States.

    What to buy: You will find all manner of flags, books, postcards, CD-Roms, commemorative key chains, and spoons.

    What to pay: The prices are a bit inflated, but some things found here are difficult to find elsewhere.

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