Hamilton museum to commemorate Battle of Gettysburg

June 9, 2013 by  

The Civil War and Native American Museum of Hamilton recently announced that it is joining with the Roebling Museum in Florence to present an historical exhibit and demonstration later this month to commemorate Washington A. Roebling.

Roebling fought in the Civil War and the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. No doubt the two organizations are using flyer printing and poster printing to announce this special event to the public so as to encourage as many people as possible to attend.

The John Abbott house, built nearly 300 years ago as a tenant house of seven rooms two stories in height, is home to the Museum, which opened in that location in 1996. The Camp Olden Civil War Round Table has the Museum as its special project. The group is run by members of the community who have an interest in the Civil War and is a non-profit that wants to educate young people and visitors about the area’s earliest inhabitants and the conflict of the mid-19th century.

Uniforms and weapons used by the soldiers during the Civil War comprise a great deal of the exhibit with one section solely on Abraham Lincoln and another to the role of black Americans during the war. There are also swords and muskets manufactured by companies in the Trenton area from that time, like Cooper Iron Works, for which a commemoratory plaque was added to the museum 15 years ago.

The exhibit will be shown on June 22 and June 23.

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