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The Civil War Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Discussion in 'The Civil War Traveler's Companion' started by James N., Jan 23, 2016.

  1. James N.

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    I've never been there, but have done business with them online since their gift shop is a good source for the Wm. Britians line of imported English military minatures. I got most of those in this small grouping depicting greatcoat-wearing Confederates at the Battle of Fredericksburg, plus another one based on the Don Troiani painting of the charge of the Irish Brigade at the same battle.

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    When my husband traveled to Milwaukee for his company we stopped at Kenosha several times. At that time they were just building this museum.

    Sounds like it would be worth trying to see. We never go that way these days. He works for different company and they have nothing up that far.

    Now we go to Florida where our other house is. That usually takes all the time we have for trips.

    Thanks for posting these photos.
     
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    It looks like it's worth a visit. It's less than hour from my house in Chicago.
     
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    When I was there in 2011, there was reconstruction work going on at the Indianapolis obelisk, so you couldn't get inside. Guess they finished whatever they were doing.
     
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    President Lincoln visiting General McClellan in his headquarters tent at Antietam is featured in another diorama but I'm not sure why!?

    I don't know either but here is the Alexander Gardner photo in case anyone has not seen it.
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    I thought I'd already posted these before, but here are additional photos I took myself last July; the first is another view inside the railroad car:

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    I wonder if Grant's thinking about how he's going to get that bottle two pictures back away from that junior officer?

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    This tableau looks like a scene from Mercy Street:

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    And a few more; sorry for the poor quality, but my camera doesn't do so well indoors!

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    Even the Confederates are represented, though only in a small way.

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    Medical instruments and pharmaceutical supplies:

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    The figure below is based on a wartime photograph showing a soldier demonstrating the camp punishment known as riding the wooden horse:

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    The next two photos are cases containing naval exhibits:

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    In addition to the regular exhibit there was a temporary one concentrating on the Iron Brigade; the diorama represents the brigade on McPherson's Ridge on the first day at Gettysburg.

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