This week the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library opened its third installment of the Boys in Blue Civil War exhibit. Featured is the Battle of Vicksburg, Emancipation Proclamation, Civil War prisons and prisoners, immigrant and Jewish Union soldiers and Gen. U.S. Grant. Artifacts from the library’s collections and other objects on display include such items as an oversized broadside of Gen. Grant in the atrium, seven-foot-tall reproductions of Union soldiers, framed letters, photos and documents, spurs, tourniquet and medical kit and a Confederate jacket loaned to a Springfield soldier while imprisoned during the war.
Boys in Blue: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
Jan. 15-March 2014, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth Street