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Old Court House Civil War Museum
20 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Voice: 540-542-1145

The Museum is now open in its final home, the Frederick County Courthouse, 20 North Loudoun Street, in the Old Town Walking Mall. Thanks to all our supporters who brought this to pass!

In the Civil War 600,000 Americans died. That is more than have died in all the other wars combined in which Americans have fought. With our current population, the equivalent would be 15 million Americans dead or wounded.

The excavated relic collection illustrates these three themes:

The Life of the Common Soldier

Excavated personal and medical items along with period photographs tell of the hard life and suffering of the ordinary soldier.

Changing Technology

As in many wars, technology evolved faster than battle tactics and the common soldier suffered the price. Relics illustrate the evolution of guns and artillery from smoothbore to rifled, change to breech-load and repeating rifles, and the extensive experimentation with artillery ammunition.

From Volunteer Militia to a National Army

Excavation of early battles yields relics of the many splendid uniforms that militias from North and South wore to war. Indeed, neither government could equip the huge numbers of early volunteers. State governments and militia units themselves ordered their gear in a wide variety of styles. Relics dug from later in the war illustrate the shortages the Confederate army faced and the emergence of the first true national army of the United States. As that national army developed, each man was issued standard uniforms and equipment.



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