The Missouri Civil War Museum won’t open until late this year but already more than 1,000 artifacts have arrived, including an original 35-star, 1863 flag and two green parlor chairs that belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln.
The $2 million renovation of the 1905 Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange Building, that will house the museum, has been financed mostly through private contributions according to a release by the Missouri State Parks.
The Battle of Port Hudson on May 27, 1863 did not include USCT regiments organized in Pennsylvania, but it was among the first major engagements of the Civil War that involved African American regiments. The Union’s efforts in late ... Read Post
Next week I will be heading down to Richmond to take part in the American Civil War Museum’s 3-day conference, “Lincoln and the South.” at the University of Richmond. It’s an all-star line-up of Civil War scholars, including Willia... Read Post