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The War of the Rebellion: On & Off the Battlefield Exhibit

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Visitors will be transported back to the Civil War era beginning with a life size camp scene. The conflict between the states, brother against brother, comes to life in this 2,000 sq. ft. exhibition showcasing the museum’s Civil War and GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) collection. Each document and artifact helps tell the story of individuals who fought during this conflict between the states. Letters, war documents, accoutrements, medical instruments, period clothing, weapons, carte de vistes and tintype photographs, along with Captain Henry W. Chester’s hand painted 9’ map of his cavalry campaigns present a unique view of the hardships, bravery, and loneliness of a soldier and those left at home. Programs and researach are avaiilable by appointment.  Information: www.wheatonhistory.org, info@wheatonhistory.com, 630-871-6601

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