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The General Locomotive The Southern Museum

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War

In 1861, Southern states formed the Confederate States of America for various reasons, which included the preservation of slavery and the defense of state’s rights.  During the next four years, North and South were at war with each other as the future of the United States hung in the balance.  Although the War achieved constitutional emancipation and the union was preserved, many issues remained unresolved.  Come to the Southern Museum to see artifacts and hear personal stories from those who fought during this tragic period one hundred fifty years ago.


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Our Current Exhibits

The GeneralThe Great Locomotive Chase Railroads ExhibitRailroads: Lifelines of the Civil War Glover FactoryGlover Machine Works Family Fun in the Education CenterThe Jolley Education Center Special ExhibitSPECIAL: "1864" (May 3-July 20)