Exhibition - The Life Of The Civil War Soldier

Arts and Entertainment

April 29, 2015

From: North Shore Historical Museum

April 2015 marks 150 years since the end of the American Civil War, with General Robert E. Lee surrendering his Confederate forces to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia.

Wars are made by politicians, and then planned and executed by generals, but they are fought for the most part by common soldiers. The Civil War like other wars had its great names: General Ulysses S. Grant, General Philip Sheridan, General William Sherman, General Robert E. Lee, General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and General J. E. B. "Jeb" Stuart.

This exhibit focuses not only on great names and great battles but also on the common soldier in both the Union and Confederate armies. The items on display at the Museum are from several local collections, and reflect not only the military part of the common soldier's war experience but also something of what Stephen Crane called "the regular little feller's" daily life during the war.

Date: April 18 - October 3, 2015


Wednesdays: 2:00pm To 6:00pm

Saturdays: 11:00am To 3:00pm

Location - North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen Street ,Glen Cove, NY 11542

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