Download FREE briefings. Have an account? Please log in. Text Size: A A A

Museum Exhibit Celebrates Civil War Sesquicentennial

Civil War

Museum Exhibit Celebrates Civil War Sesquicentennial

These pictures depict items in a new special exhibit at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, "1864."

These pictures depict items in a new special exhibit at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, 1864.

In celebration of the sesquicentennials of General William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea, the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is opening a special exhibit titled “1864.” The exhibit will feature transcripts and letters from Civil War soldiers, a regiment snare drum and period photographs.

The museum hopes that the exhibit will allow visitors to “get a sense of the situation experienced by soldiers and citizens alike as that dreadful year got underway.”

The museum contains letters from several soldiers, including Captain George Hudson of the 36th Georgia. Although Georgia was spared the bitter fighting and devastation Southern soldiers experienced in Virginia and Tennessee, they still endured their fair share of hardships.

“Sherman’s March devastated parts of Georgia’s landscape and left some citizens barely able to survive,” the museum explains. “We hope to tell the stories of not just the soldiers and military strategists, but some of these everyday citizens who endured hardships at the hands of warring armies.”

“I want to live through this war for your sakes,” Captain Hudson wrote in one his letters on display at the museum. “I will try to be a better Husband and Father Than what I have been.”

To learn more about the exhbiit and how the museum is celebrating the sesquicentennial, visit their website.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *



Issue Previews

The Spies of Pearl Harbor

The Spies of Pearl Harbor

The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.

Lloyd Fredendall: The General Who Failed at the Kasserine Pass

Lloyd Fredendall: The General Who Failed at the Kasserine Pass

Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.

Reassessing Rommel: Anti-Nazi Hero or Opportunist?

Reassessing Rommel: Anti-Nazi Hero or Opportunist?

Seventy years later, should the “Desert Fox” be considered an anti-Nazi hero or a faithful soldier turned opportunist?

USS Potomac: FDR’s White House on the Water

USS Potomac: FDR’s White House on the Water

President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the bullet-proofed yacht the USS Potomac on two of the greatest diplomatic missions of WWII.

facebook gplus twitter youtube rss

Enter Your Log In Credentials

Forgot your Password?

×
.