This exhibit was displayed at Booth Library October 7 - December 31, 2011.
About the Exhibit
Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the United States Civil War, this exhibit studies the political, military, and social aspects of the conflict. Exhibits cover such wide-ranging topics as women soldiers, children and the war, Civil War journalism, literature and nursing, Civil War music, African American soldiers and sailors, the Civil War diary of Lyman Chittenden, and Civil War technology. The Coles County and the Civil War exhibit covers Coles County soldiers, the Charleston Riot, and Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with Coles County. This exhibit has been created by the librarians and staff of Booth Library.
Remembering the Civil War - Various Exhibit Pictures, Booth Library Staff
The Singing War: Music and Musicians during the U.S. Civil War, Kirstin Duffin
Charleston Riot of 1864: The Civil War Comes to Town, Robert Hillman
Gardner's Sketchbook, Robert Hillman
Abraham Lincoln & Coles County, Bradley P. Tolppanen
A Civil War Chronology, Bradley P. Tolppanen
African-American Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War, Bradley P. Tolppanen
Coles County Soldiers in the Illinois Regiments, Bradley P. Tolppanen
The Words of Abraham Lincoln, Bradley P. Tolppanen
Program Booklet, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Beverly J. Cruse, and David Bell