CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
of Philadelphia

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     Opening May 9, 2019

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    Opening remarks by Jeff Rosen, Mark Bender and Henry Louis Gates

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    Opening remarks by Jeff Rosen, Mark Bender and Henry Louis Gates

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    Civil War Museum of Philadelphia Board Members (L to R) Joseph Coleman (Secretary), James Giles (Vice Chair), Philip Price, Jr., Terry Gillen, Mark Bender (Chair), Jon Sirlin and Oliver Franklin (Chair Emeritus)

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    slave shackles and mandolin made by a slave

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    David Bowser's restored portrait of President Abraham Lincoln

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    General Meade's sword, scabbard, spurs and spectacles. General John Reynolds officer's sash

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     Surgeon's kit

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     (L to R) Jeff Rosen, Henry Louis Gates and Oliver Franklin

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     Professor Henry Louis Gates

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The mission of the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia is to interpret the struggle for freedom, equality, and national unity in the mid-19th century; tell the story of the Civil War from the perspectives of the individuals who shaped it; and inspire a renewed dedication to the Nation's founding principles today.

The Collection in Context


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Board of Governors Announces Plans for the Future

Back row: Ed W. Clark, Superintendent, Gettysburg National Military Park
Mark Bender, CWMP Board; Craig Bashein, Gettysburg Foundation Board; Robert Kinsley, Chair, Gettysburg Foundation Board; Sharon Smith, President, CWMP; Joanne Hanley, President, Gettysburg Foundation; Jeffrey Rosen, President, National Constitution Center; and Oliver St. Clair Franklin, Chair, CWMP Board

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Recent Conservation Work


 Items from the Collection

    • Lincoln portrait
    • This portrait of Abraham Lincoln, by David Bustill Bowser, will receive conservation treatment (funded by a Save America's Treasures grant)

    • The armed slave (Spang)
    • The Armed Slave, by William Spang, currently on loan to the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

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    • Bullet-struck pocket watch of Sgt. John O. Foering, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

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    • Bullet-struck pocket watch of Sgt. John O. Foering, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

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    • Bullet-struck pocket watch of Sgt. John O. Foering, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

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    • Bullet-struck pocket watch of Sgt. John O. Foering, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

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    • Bullet-struck pocket watch of Sgt. John O. Foering, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

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    • calfskin knapsack of pvt john s greer (86.12.44)
    • Calfskin knapsack of Pvt. John S. Greer, Co. C, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters

    • calfskin knapsack of pvt john s greer (86.12.44.2)
    • Interior of calfskin knapsack of Pvt. John S. Greer, Co. C, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters

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