"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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The Story of Virginia
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The Revolutionary Era in Virginia Gallery

Daniel Morgan’s Sword (Front) Enter Fullscreen More information
Daniel Morgan’s Sword (Front)
Daniel Morgan’s Sword (Front), about 1776, 1935.9.A-B The inscription translates, “Draw me not without reason.” On the reverse: “Sheath me not without honor.” Morgan, captain of a Virginia rifle company, won one of the most decisive victories of the war, at Cowpens, South Carolina.
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Daniel Morgan’s Sword (Back)
Daniel Morgan’s Sword (Back), about 1776, 1935.9.A-B The inscription translates, “Draw me not without reason.” On the reverse: “Sheath me not without honor.” Morgan, captain of a Virginia rifle company, won one of the most decisive victories of the war, at Cowpens, South Carolina.
Portrait of Patrick Henry Enter Fullscreen More information
Portrait of Patrick Henry
Portrait of Patrick Henry, 1851 copy of 1815 original derived from a 1795 watercolor, 1851.1
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson Enter Fullscreen More information
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson, 1858 copy of 1805 original by Gilbert Stuart, 1858.3
Glorious News broadside Enter Fullscreen More information
Glorious News broadside
Glorious News broadside, October 1781, Broadsides 1781:3 This hastily printed circular announced the American victory over British forces at Yorktown.
Portrait of George Mason Enter Fullscreen More information
Portrait of George Mason
Portrait of George Mason, 1857 copy of 1750 original by John Hesselius, 1858.2
Daniel Morgan’s Sword (Front)
Daniel Morgan’s Sword (Front)
Daniel Morgan’s Sword (Back)
Daniel Morgan’s Sword (Back)
Portrait of Patrick Henry
Portrait of Patrick Henry
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
Glorious News broadside
Glorious News broadside
Portrait of George Mason
Portrait of George Mason