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Museum to showcase Civil War artifacts

An old Confederate jacket, worn by James Hughes of the 4th New York Heavy Artillery for six months while confined at North Carolina's Salisbury Prison.
An old Confederate jacket, worn by James Hughes of the 4th New York Heavy Artillery for six months while confined at North Carolina's Salisbury Prison.
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The New York State Military Museum is preparing a major new Civil War exhibit using some of its many artifacts from the nation’s bloodiest war. “It’s such a large subject, we will break it down into manageable segments,” said Courtney Burns, the museum’s chief curator. The exhibit is called “Empire for Union” and it will outline and explain the part soldiers from New York State played in the Civil War. On the eve of the ...


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