The White House Years
Troops Go to War is a mural depicting one immediate effect of the Emancipation Proclamation: overnight a war about states’ rights becomes a crusade for human rights. Thousands of African-Americans enlisted in the Northern armies. Here you see them in combat, fighting and dying with courage and honor.
The War Gallery presents a number of displays and interactive exhibits that help describe the human tragedy and sacrifice of the war. Included here:
The widely acclaimed show "The Civil War in Four Minutes," also known as The Electronic Map, rolls nonstop moving battle lines that depict the changing progress of the war. Here, each week of the war has been condensed to one second. In the corner of the map, a casualty counter tracks the mounting human cost - an odometer of the wounded or dead.
Eight Soldiers' Stories - The reproduction uniforms, letters, pictures, and stories of four ordinary soldiers from the North and four from the South.
The War Gallery Scrapbook is an interactive experience presenting scores of images of the Civil War.