Visit to National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA

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infomanpa

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I thought that I would share some pictures from my visit, today:
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This is the front entrance with the Moment of Mercy sculpture, depicting a scene from the Battle of Fredericksburg

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Except for Gettysburg, each important battle received on wall panel with a description. My preference is for more space dedicated for the battles.

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Another set of panels

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After George Pickett was wounded in the arm at Gaines Mill, this sleeve was torn off his coat. There are still some blood stains on it.

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Here is a kepi that Pickett once wore.

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This is a hand drawn map that Pickett drew at Gettysburg.

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This is a Jed Hotchkiss map that Ewell used

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..and I don't want to forget to include McClellan's saddle!
 
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JPK Huson 1863

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Thanks for the photos! Isn't it a wonderful museum? When I was a kid the ACW section at our ' other ' Harrisburg museum was crazy good so it makes sense they'd do a fantastic job with this one.

So there's a great idea for something to do inside while the water in swimming pools gets luke warm today- head for the museums!
 
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