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Civil War Art at the Smithsonian
Click the artwork of the soldier to view the special video and exhibit of the
Civil War at the National Portrait Gallery
at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC.
Young Soldier by Winslow Homer
Drawing: Oil, gouache, graphite on canvas, 1864
14 3/16 x 7 3/16 ins. (360 x 182 mm)
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,
Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.
Civil War Journal Project
Primary Source - Civil War Newspapers
Harper's Weekly was the most popular newspaper during the Civil War. Click the image to learn more about this newspaper and see what people were reading from 1862-1865.
150 Years - Civil War Commemoration
Click the icon to view the Smithsonian's page commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln.