Flag of the 9th Texas Infantry - This regiment was mustered into service on Dec. 1, 1861, at Camp Rusk, Lamar County, TX. It consisted of men from the counties of Collin, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins,Lamar, Red River, and Titus. The first commander was Colonel Sam B. Maxey. The 9th Texas served initially in the Army of the Mississippi, and then in the Army of Tennessee. Major battles included Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, Allatoona, Nashville, and Spanish Fort.
Gloves worn by Lincoln on the night of his assassination at Ford Theatre.
Battle Flag ~ 18th NC
Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – Sep 4, 1864) was a Confederate general and cavalry officer in the American Civil War. Morgan is best known for Morgan's Raid when, in 1863, he and his men rode over 1,000 miles covering a region from Tennessee, up through Kentucky, into Indiana and on to southern Ohio. This would be the farthest north any uniformed Confederate troops penetrated during the war.
13-inch seacoast mortars of Federal Battery No. 4 with officers of 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, near Yorktown, Virginia in May of 1862.
Civil War --->For the first time, victory or defeat was based on technology & the new experience of hampering the enemy by destroying rail lines, switching yards & the rolling equipment. Questions of states rights impinged on the war effort. In the north, the U.S. Military Railroads took charge of all rails, rolling stock, and equipment. In the south however, states rights stood in the way of outright government ownership which had the obvious deleterious effect on the prosecution of the war.