The American Civil War was one of the most important events that shaped the nation of America. It was fought at a time when technological innovation was just starting to sweep over the nation. The first submarine used in battle, but so were swords and musket balls. Over half a million people lost their lives in this war and many more were wounded. People still reenact the battles today. Some southerners are still angry over the result of the war even after all these generations have gone by.
One interesting part of Civil War history is that there are so many Civil War artifacts out there still. There are swords, rifles, musket balls, uniforms, buttons, newspapers, and so much more! Many of these things are still lost in fields and swamps just waiting for someone to find them. This site will talk about the different Civil War artifacts that are still out there waiting to be found as well as those that are in museums or collections.
By studying and collection Civil War artifacts, one can immerse himself in the time period and begin to truly understand what it was like back then. It gives one a greater understanding of what the War was like for soldiers and civilians than a simple textbook can give you. You can look at a musket ball and imagine what it must have been like to have one blast through your shin. You can hold a rifle and feel its weight in your hands. You can read newspaper accounts and imagine what it must have felt like for a wife whose husband was off fighting. That is the power of Civil War artifacts and hopefully this website will help you in your quest to learn about the Civil War!