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The Civil War

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US History Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

Examine artifacts from 1861-1865 and use them to help prepare your own scrapbook of the time period.

Civil War Soldier

National Museum of American History

Civil War Soldier's Mess

National Museum of American History

Henry Mosler Civil War diary

Archives of American Art

Civil War Pardon

National Museum of American History

Brown and cream striped day dress from the Civil War era

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Confederate Woman’s Cloak

National Museum of American History

Shako

National Museum of American History

Burnside hat

National Museum of American History

Confederate Army Frock Coat, Model 1861

National Museum of American History

Shell jacket

National Museum of American History

Union Army blanket

National Museum of American History

Portrait of a Union Army Sergeant

National Museum of American History

Civil War Token

National Museum of American History

Civil War Token, 1864

National Museum of American History

Civil War Token, 1863

National Museum of American History

Civil War Token, 1863

National Museum of American History

Civil War Token, United States, 1861

National Museum of American History

Joslyn Model 1862 Carbine

National Museum of American History

Smith Carbine

National Museum of American History

Recruitment poster

National Museum of American History

Portrait of a Family

National Museum of American History

Model 1864 Burnside Carbine

National Museum of American History

Cook & Brother Rifle

National Museum of American History

Globe Wide-Angle Lens

National Museum of American History

Ambrotype of African American Woman with Flag

National Museum of American History

Pair of US Army Engineer Corps shoes

National Museum of American History

Coffee can

National Museum of American History

U.S. Army Officer's Chapeau, General McClellan

National Museum of American History

Ulysses S. Grant Gold GAR Membership badge

National Museum of American History

Volunteers Wanted! Poster

National Museum of American History

Confederate shell jacket worn by Alex Hunter

National Museum of American History

Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver

National Museum of American History

Surgical Set

National Museum of American History

Forage cap cover

National Museum of American History

Old Glory flag

National Museum of American History

Confederate Army Surgeon’s Vest

National Museum of American History

Confederate Army Frock Coat

National Museum of American History

Confederate Army Colonel Robert W. Harper's Trousers

National Museum of American History

Army Sack Coat, Model 1858

National Museum of American History

Shako

National Museum of American History

Confederate Waist Belt Plate, South Carolina

National Museum of American History

Civil War Draft Wheel

National Museum of American History

Captain Woodbury Wheeler's Frock Coat, Model 1861

National Museum of American History

Confederate Army Colonel Robert W. Harper's Frock Coat

National Museum of American History

Army Major Joseph C. Willard's Frock Coat

National Museum of American History

Artillery Sergeant's Trousers, Model 1861

National Museum of American History

Confederate Army Trousers, Model 1861

National Museum of American History

Stomach Pump

National Museum of American History

Painted Canteen

National Museum of American History

Service dress cap, Rear Admiral David G. Farragut

National Museum of American History

Slouch hat

National Museum of American History

1st Virginia Volunteers waist belt plate

National Museum of American History

1863 Susannah Pullen's Civil War Quilt

National Museum of American History

Sword from the Civil War era

National Museum of African American History and Culture

1864 Civil War Album Quilt Top

National Museum of American History

Surgical Set

National Museum of American History

No. 5 Field Case Surgical Set

National Museum of American History

First Confederate National Flag

National Museum of American History

1860 - 1865 Mary Lord's Civil War Quilt

National Museum of American History

Identification tag for drummer “George Washington,” with American eagle

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Badge, "Pinkerton National Detective Agent, New York"

National Museum of American History

Confederate Naval Officers Sword

National Museum of American History

George McClellan's forage cap

National Museum of American History

Dance & Brothers Revolver

National Museum of American History

Designating Flag, Chief Quartermaster, 6th Army Corps

National Museum of American History

Designating Flag, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps

National Museum of American History

Designating Flag, Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps

National Museum of American History

Twice Captured Presentation Sword

National Museum of American History

Plate wrapper, June 20, 1862

National Museum of American History

Tranter Revolver presented to J. E. B. Stuart

National Museum of American History

Identification tag for Civil War soldier Qualls Tibbs

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Advertisement for the Adams Cottage Press, about 1864

National Museum of American History

Ulysses S. Grant's U.S. Military Academy Cadet Coatee

National Museum of American History

Service dress cap, Admiral Farragut

National Museum of American History

Traveling trunk used by George Thompson Garrison in the Civil War

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Civil War Hand Puppet

National Museum of American History

Civil War Hand Puppet

National Museum of American History

Adams Cottage press, No. 4

National Museum of American History

Sword Presented to William T. Sherman

National Museum of American History

Civil War Union Patriotic Cover

National Postal Museum

Civil War Union Patriotic Cover

National Postal Museum

Civil War Union Patriotic Cover

National Postal Museum

Civil War Union Patriotic Cover

National Postal Museum

Civil War Union Patriotic Cover

National Postal Museum

Ambrotype of a Confederate Soldier

National Museum of American History

Effects of Civil War on Smithsonian

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Tin Toy

National Museum of American History

Notebook of lists and accounts made by George T. Garrison

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Broadside for "Men of Color" Recruitment

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Pocketwatch inscribed to William Lloyd Garrison from George Thompson

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Carte-de-visite album of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Cabinet card of Sojourner Truth

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Identification tag for Cornelius Robinson, with American eagle

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Carte de visite of Sgt. Jacob Johns (19th USCT)

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Rocking Horse with Yellow Halter

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tin cup

National Museum of American History

Globe Wide-Angle Lens

National Museum of American History

Coffee can

National Museum of American History

Stereoscope

National Museum of American History

Woman in Bridal Dress

National Museum of American History

Bronze Badge of the Grand Army of the Republic

National Museum of American History

Grand Army of the Republic Medal and Ribbon Device

National Museum of American History

Berdan Sharpshooter Uniform

National Museum of American History

Musician's Uniform Frock Coat and Cap

National Museum of American History

Louisa May Alcott

National Portrait Gallery

Barbara Frietchie

National Portrait Gallery

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

National Portrait Gallery

Shako

National Museum of American History