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Home Front artifacts

The Minnesota Historical Society preserves over 1,000 objects relating to the Civil War and the U.S.-Dakota War, all of which can be accessed through the Collections Online database. The collection represents all branches of service, and includes items from non-Minnesota Federal units and Confederate forces. Pieces range from firearms and swords, to uniforms, to personal equipment. Many of the objects are identified to specific individuals or military units.

  • The following artifacts were used during the Civil War by civilians

Browse by Artifact Type

Clothing and clothing accessories

Wedding dress
Household and personal items

Iron

 

Currency and coin

Postage currency

 

Paper items

Greeting card

 

Lincolnalia

Abraham Lincoln ribbon

 

Miscellaneous

Medicine bottles

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