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Learning about the Illinois Soldiers

We have, in PDF format, further educational material about the content of the exhibit. To download a self-guided tour pamphlet, click here. An extended self-guided tour is available here. For fun activities for the kids, we have several activity pages such as an exhibit scavenger hunt, a log cabin activity, a stick doll activity, and a whirligig.

Click here to visit our interactive puzzle page.

Below you can find several web sources that provide further information on Illinois and its Civil War soldiers.

“The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning Through Chicago Collections.”: A collaborative effort from Chicago museums to showcase their collections- http://www.civilwarinart.org

Illinois Humanities Council, Illinois Civil War 150th Anniversary- http://www.illinoiscivilwar150.org

Illinois State Archives Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls- http://www.ilsos.gov/isaveterans/civilmustersrch.jsp

Illinois Civil War Newspapers- http://dig.lib.niu.edu/cwnewspapers/index.html

Smithsonian Civil War Exhibit- http://www.gosmithsonian.com/civilwar/Civil-War-150-Exhibits.html