The eagerly anticipated American Civil War Museum -- which combines the Museum of the Confederacy with Historic Tredegar to tell a fuller, more diverse narrative of the Civil War -- The African American Civil War Memorial Museum consists of a memorial and a museum that commemorate the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and about 7,000 white and 2,145 Hispanic soldiers, amounting to nearly 220,000, plus the approximate 20,000 unsegregated Navy sailors, who fought for the Union in the American Civil War, mostly among the 175 regiments of United … The new portion is the glass building seen to the right of the large historic structure. The Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, featuring items from one of the largest collections of Civil War relics in the world, is available for viewing during regular center hours. © 2020 American Civil War Museum All rights reserved Site by COLAB. The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded from the Union to form the Confederate States of America. Touring the Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum, guests will witness the Battle of Gettysburg from two unique perspectives – the civilians who lived in the town of Gettysburg, and the soldiers on the battlefield.

More than six years in the making, the American Civil War Museum officially opened to the public Saturday, drawing visitors from across the country with a message that the war affected everyone. The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar, photographed Thursday 1/24/2019.
The American Civil War Museum is in the last stages of getting ready for its grand opening May 4.

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Take a step back in time to see the reality of war, and hear the stories of the people who called Gettysburg home. The American Civil War Museum, a new institution formed out of a merger between the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy, sits on the banks of the James River. Join the March to the Grand Opening The African American Civil War Memorial Museum will have a new home in the historic Grimke School, which will allow for the vast expansion of the museum exhibits with a multitude of new artifacts and a state of the art media theater. 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. Only the lobby and the second-floor balcony were open for Thursday’s event. The museum operates three sites: The Museum and White House of the Confederacy and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond , and the Museum of the Confederacy– Appomattox . Created by Mexican-American War hero and commanding general of the US Army Winfield Scott, the Anaconda Plan was designed to end the conflict as quickly and bloodlessly as possible.

The American Civil War Museum is a multi-site museum in the Greater Richmond Region of central Virginia, dedicated to the history of the American Civil War. The Collection in Context. Scott called for the blockade of Southern ports and capture of the vital Mississippi River to split the Confederacy in two, as well as advised against a direct attack on Richmond. The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.