Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox Site Director Linda Lipscomb gives you a preview of the 19th Century cabin that has been reconstructed at the Museum. After the cabin's grand opening at our Fall Family Fun Day on October 17, 2015, there will be regular programming in it describing everyday life in Appomattox during the Civil War.
John Coski, Historian at The American Civil War Museum and author of "The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem" discusses the Confederate Battle Flag and the different perceptions of it.
This video, the first of two parts, examines the efforts of the Museum of the Confederacy to identify the authentic sound of the rebel yell. Museum President and CEO Waite Rawls describes the project, which involved locating original recordings of Confederate veterans and using those recordings to make an educational and entertaining compact disc.
This video, the second of two parts, shows some of the results of the Museum of the Confederacy's rebel yell project. Historical reenactor Henry Kidd shares how he has used "The Rebel Yell Lives" CD to teach fellow reenactors the authentic rebel yell. Also included is footage of Mr. Kidd instructing 400 members of Longstreet's Corps at the 145th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek in Middletown, Virginia.
This segment outlines the outcome of the fifteenth amendment that awarded newly freed black men the right to vote. The artifact featured in this vodcast is the Museum's list of newly registered black voters from Midlothian, Virginia in May of 1870. Themes of emancipation, reconstruction, and the role politics played in pre-Jim Crow era voting are discussed.
Americans North and South had to cope with the hundreds of thousands of deaths brought on by the Civil War. This video focuses on the customs that soldiers and civilians used to handle the mass casualties of war. Artifacts featured in this vodcast include mourning clothing, accessories and battlefield objects.
This video takes a look at some of the servants and slaves who worked in the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. Profiles include the steward Edward Eggeling, coachman William Jackson, and nanny Ellen Barnes. The artifacts featured in this segment are Jefferson Davis' dressing case, china from the White House, and photographs of the house and servants.
This video describes women's contributions during the Civil War, including flag-making, nursing, fundraising and spying. Artifacts featured in this segment include an apron and bowl used by nurses at Confederate hospitals, the flags of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Co. C, and the 21st North Carolina Infantry, Co. D, a shell jacket worn by Private George Greer of the 58th Virginia Infantry, and assorted letters and documents produced by women, including a letter written by spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow.