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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some historic pieces from the Civil War collected from all over the state have made their way to the Port City.

A traveling Civil War exhibit is currently on display at the New Hanover County Library in downtown Wilmington. The exhibit features images of women, soldiers and freed men. It’s a rare look at what life was like during that time.

“Right now they’ve pulled together 50 images related to the American Civil War, to emancipation, to the reenactments that happen at the historic sites and put them all together in this big exhibit,” librarian Dorothy Hodder said.

The exhibit will be at the library downtown until October 29.

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jim revels
2015 years 9 months ago

What is this fixation you all have about the civil war?? No matter how many times you all reenact it, the outcome is the same…you lost! Give it up and get on with life. A war started by a bunch of morons and that cost so many lives should not be the focus of attention in times such as these. Learn from th past, then go on…don’t relish the past.

Grand Ole Party
2015 years 9 months ago

It’s called history idiot. Some people actually like to learn about it. If it does not interest you Jimbo then don’t read about it, muchless take the time to post.

2015 years 9 months ago

and the US got its butt whipped in that war – and not just whipped, we got our butts handed to us. When you evacuate your last soldiers, you lost decidedly. But still, we Americans talk about that war. Iraq will largely be regarded as a gargantuan mistake and largely a loss for the US but we’ll always remember it and honor the dead of the US and its allies. Strange culture you’re from that you must win a war to honor and remember its dead. What is this strange fixation you all have about people who want to view museum relics related to the Civil War? In almost every news story about the Civil War, some greasy transplant is belly aching about remembering that war.

2015 years 9 months ago

We are well aware we lost due to the influx of yankees moving down here. If you don’t like it, feel free to leave, don’t read about it or just plain shut your yap.

mark mercer
2015 years 9 months ago

It’s called History…PS we say Ya’ll…Go Home!!!!

2015 years 9 months ago

It’s called h-i-s-t-o-r-y, dumb*ss.

Yankees honor their dead, too, you know. Just go anywhere up north and you’ll see statues, memorials, and history tours on their brave dead soldiers. But if it’s the South, we’re suppossed to just bury and forget them? These soldiers were part of our families and part of history, and they should never be forgotten. They laid down their lives for their beliefs. What have you ever done?

Don’t relish the past? OK, then I guess we can forget about the Revolutionary War, Pearl Harbor, and September 11th, to name a few.
Every war or terrorist event has someone who died in it, and families who grieve for them.

I know it may be a long stretch for you, but try to have a little compassion and understanding for BOTH sides and respect the abundance of history that can be learned about them.

2015 years 9 months ago

Given that the Union started the war, I think your assessment of the intelligence level of the ones who cost so many lives is right on the money.

2015 years 9 months ago

We may have lost the war, but more northerners died in the war than Southerners. They thought because they had better industrialization and outnumbered us, that the fighting would only last a few months. They underestimated the tenacity and bravery of our Southern soldiers.

Guest Lee
2015 years 9 months ago

You better bring more than a switch, *sshole.

Believe me, Southerners are well aware of *sshole Sherman. Must be a relative of yours. He thought by burning down the whole South, he could destroy our spirits. But the South is more alive today than ever, thanks to Sherman’s lack of knowledge and insight. Thanks, Willy!!!

Maybe if you put more sugar in your tea, you would be nicer…..naaaa….wouldn’t work for you.

Willy T Sherman
2015 years 9 months ago

You all best behave and be nice to Yankees. Just ask the folks in Atlanta what happens when I come for a visit!

BTW You all need to learn how to make ice tea without all that damn sugar.

2015 years 9 months ago

Well, let’s see what Sherman did for you to admire him so.

Sherman once wrote to his wife that his purpose was the extermination, not of soldiers alone, but of the people of the South. Sherman often ordered his soldiers, many who were street criminals from Northern as well as European cities, to shoot civilians at random. He ordered his men to burn entire towns in Tennessee, Mississippi and, of course, Georgia. And the thousands of letters and diaries that survived the war prove the rape of both black and white women by Sherman’s men.

Real nice fella, huh? I can see why you admire him so. If he tried this today, he would be sitting in a courtroom defending himself against war crimes.

2015 years 9 months ago

If you really think you know Sherman and his “March To The Sea”, you should try readig “War Crimes Against Southern Civilians”. The true story is about the continued plunder and rape of the civilian population, along with the gang rape of mostly black women by Federal soldiers under Sherman’s command.

“War Crimes Against Southern Civilians” also explains in great detail how the U.S. Army, under the micromanagement of Abe Lincoln, also murdered tens of thousands of Southern civilians, including thousands of slaves and free blacks, while stealing tens of millions of dollars of their private possessions as well.

I doubt you will read the book, however. It would eliminate all of your preconceived falsehoods about the war that you have heard through generations of hearsay. I have a feeling you would rather remain illiterate and continue to spout falsehoods about something you know nothing about, than to set out on a journey of truth and enlightenment which would place your Yankees beliefs in jeopardy.

2015 years 9 months ago

Hey “little Willy” T Sherman: The General Sherman to which you refer is none better than a war criminal. Your adoption of his name is beneath contempt.

2015 years 9 months ago

could not have said it better, and Sept 11th has been talked about so much get over it. A lot of people are tired of hearing about it. If we had as much feeling for our troops as people have for the Sept 11th people things would be better off. It happened quit beating the dead horse…


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