The Civil War in Art

My friend, Linda Petrasek, alerted me to this great website dealing with Civil War in art. Their local public TV station, WTTW, did a piece on art of the Civil War – seeing as how this is the 150th anniversary of the war. The website is and is absolutely fascinating! It is also made as a teaching aid for school teachers. You can go to the site and click on “Partners and Collections” to view the art either shown or stored at the six locations shown in Chicago. Each piece of art has a description. Each picture can be enlarged to see better. One of the pictures is of Lincoln’s face mask and hands!

I found the site to be fascinating, and one that you can spend hours on. Check it out!

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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