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"Remembering The Civil War"


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Commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War by viewing a new exhibit at the Whippany Railway Museum. The display takes a look at the war through artifacts, documents, period photos, proclamations and more to let visitors view pieces of a conflict that still touches our lives, 150 years later.

This exhibit was assembled by a Museum member whose Great-Great-Great-Grandfather, (a Union soldier) was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg (PA) in July 1863. the general 
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Visitors will see:

    • A scale model of the 'GENERAL', the acclaimed steam locomotive that participated in the daring 'Andrew's Raid' (or 'The Great Locomotive Chase') in April 1862
    • An original section of Civil War-era railroad track that was unearthed in the mid-1980's here in Morris County
    • A unique collection of Civil War artifacts discovered during an archaeological dig at the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg (VA) (December 1862)
    • The Lincoln Funeral Train...a quarter-inch scale Lionel model, featuring the locomotive'Nashville', as well as the Presidental car, 'United States'.
    • An outstanding collection of museum-quality, scale model Civil War soldiers in various battle scenes - all manufactured by world-renowned, W. Britain, Ltd. - since 1893 the most famous metal toy soldier company of all time
    • Weaponary used by both Federal and Confederate armed forces

"Remembering the Civil War" marks the 150 Anniversary of the Civil War. Join us as we commemorate the most significant war in our Nation's History.