CIVIL WAR Exhibition EXTENDED!
An Exhibition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
Native Vignettes of the Civil War
In conjunction with the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of American Civil War events of 1863, the Custom House Maritime Museum presents an exhibition exploring personal episodes of bravery, charity, courage and service involving those for whom Newburyport was home.
Regarded as the first modern war, the American Civil War consumed an outsized proportion of Newburyport citizens during its several years of conflict. Their stories are universal and unique, personal as well as impactful, illuminating yet at times confusing. Taken together they provide insight and perspective into a life-changing era, a conflict in which their participation in and contribution to the War Between the States determined the very future of the Union.
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison; Legal Advisor to U.S. Secretary of State William Seward and Diplomatic Counsel to the Alabama Accords, Caleb Cushing; Newburyport Mayor and Shipbuilder, George Washington Jackman; Regimental and Brigade Leader of the Army of the Potomac, William S. Tilton