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Railroads: Lifelines of the Civil War

Civil War Railroad Photo

Often described as the “iron horses” of the Civil War, railroads were vital to the war effort because of their contributions to troop movement, medical care, food and supplies. There are a variety of photographs and artifacts in the exhibit“Railroads” that illustrate these critical roles played by both Union and Confederate railroads. You’ll also find items such as soldiers’ equipment, weapons, and clothing.

 

Civil War Battlefield Reenactment Photo

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