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    Question Biggest And Best Civil War Museums?

    I'm planning an all out trip to hit as many Civil War battlefields as I can in about a months time. Other than the one in Gettysburg and The Museum Of Confederacy in Richmond, VA, what and where are the biggest and best Civil War museums in the entire country?

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    National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, GA; Pamplin Park near Petersburg, VA; Atlanta History Center; Southern Civil War and Train Museum in Kennesaw, GA; National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA; and Confederate Memorial Hall in New Orleans, LA. Don't forget some of the fine collections at National Park Battlefields like Chickamauga, Shiloh, and Antietam.
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    Can't beat the Civil war exhibit in Nashville TN! The whole third floor is Civil War!
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    7th Tennessee Cavalry Company D, CSA

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    For me, the Claud E Fuller military gun collection at CHCH (Chickamauga).
    The US Armory at Springfield, Mass has a terrific collection as well.
    Be sure to see the "organ" made up of US 1861s.
    Craig L Barry

    Author: The Civil War Musket: A Handbook for Historical Accuracy

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    Sweet! I've seen the one at Cedar Creek battlefield, it wasn't very good I must say. Expensive and alot of the exhibit display cases were empty.

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    I'll second the Atlanta History Center. I was able to visit while my wife was in Atlanta for a conference last August. The Civil War exhibit is mind-blowing, and the new exhibit on mapping the battle of Atlanta is outstanding, especially to aid in understanding where the fighting took place after a modern city covered over the entire area.

    If you get up to Wisconsin, the Veterans Museum in Madison is another outstanding exhibit.
    Bob Welch
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    Default Interesting.

    http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/...l+War/104.html
    Very interesting. Says its "one of the nationís largest and most complete Civil War exhibitions."

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    Did I miss "White Oak?"
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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland. ...so it's not a "battlefield", but it is one of the BEST museums around. http://www.civilwarmed.org/
    -Elaine Kessinger

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    Exclamation Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by lincolnsguard View Post
    Did I miss "White Oak?"
    Nice! I will hit that one for sure!
    http://whiteoakmuseum.com/index.php

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