Civil War Artifacts

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Title

Civil War Artifacts

Subject

Civil War Memorabilia

Description

These artifacts are a highlight of some of the most noteable Civil War objects located at the Underground Railroad Museum.

Source

Underground Railroad Museum

Publisher

Director Kristina Estle

Collection Items

Civil War Discharge Paper
Authentic discharge document from the Civil War era. Elijah S. Brown, a local soldier from Bellaire, Ohio, 43rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. First enlisted in 1861 and re-enlisted in 1864.

Civil War Musket
Civil War musket US Model 1861.

Civil War Bullets
This is a collection of bullets used during the Civil War.

Call to Arms!
With the promise of freedom in sight, many freed and enslaved men of color enlisted in the Civil War. Advertisements such as shown were used to excite and call these men to join the fight for a just cause.

Prelude to Surrender
Large picture depicting Appomattox, the ending of the Civil War. The scene at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865 painting by Rick Reeves.

Pride Over Prejudice
A depicted scene at the Battle of Nashville on Dec. 16, 1864, painted by Rick Reeves.

National Tribute
Newspaper article June 30, 1887, Washington, D.C., this article retells the stories told by Civil War soldiers.
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