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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 05:22 am

19th century soldiers

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An impressive Civil War exhibit fills the first and second floors of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library during 2012. Weekdays, visit the display titled, “Illinois Answers the Call: Boys in Blue.” The vast collection features artifacts such as letters, diaries, sketches, songs and the faces of Illinois soldiers including African-American regiments. Highlights are an original battle flag from the Battle of Corinth and an enormous awe-inspiring photo of area soldiers by 19th century photographer Mathew Brady. If you viewed the popular 2011 exhibit that ignited this second installment, you need to go again – all the images and artifacts are new. Further information about the Presidential Library can be found at www.presidentlincoln.org.

Illinois Answers the Call: Boys in Blue
Jan. 10-Dec. 31,
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth Street
782-5764

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