Many of the surgical sets used during the American Civil War were made to the specifications of t
Civil War Soldier
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 11/6/2008
Photographs can be powerful connections to the past. Soldiers, for example often had their portraits made before going off to war so that loved ones would have a rememberance of them in the event they did not return. This decorative mat is unusual and suggests the pride the owner may have felt about his status as a fighting soldier.