Civil War 150
New Hampshire

2012: Voices from the Front Exhibit

  • 18 Feb 2012
  • 30 Dec 2012
  • NH Historical Society Museum, 6 Eagle Sq. Concord NH
The American Civil War is popularly remembered today as a great struggle between two sections of a growing nation to end slavery.  While the war was fought in the South, every part of peoples’ lives in northern states was touched by the conflict. 38,000 men from New Hampshire served in volunteer regiments and the U. S. Army. The New Hampshire Historical Society will present the exhibition Voices from the Front: New Hampshire and the American Civil War using Society’s extensive collection of letters, diaries, photographs and objects to explore the complex and changing relationships between the soldiers who fought the war and the people endured on the home front during the war. The exhibition will explore the causes of the War and the service of soldiers through battles, camp life, sickness, and prison life. Government and politics, industry, home life, mourning, and memory will be used to explore the changing lives of people in New Hampshire during the period. Through war, New Hampshire citizens forged new social, economic and political institutions and a new world view necessary to rebuilding the nation. 
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