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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

BOYS IN BLUE: ILLINOIS ANSWERS THE CALL

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s popular Boys in Blue-Illinois Answers the Call Civil War 150th anniversary exhibit has reopened and will continue here through December 2012.

The all-new Boys in Blue exhibit builds upon the success of the original Boys in Blue exhibit which ran for most of 2011 and was viewed by more than 40,000 people, a record for the Presidential Library. It may be viewed weekdays free of charge, and features an original flag from the Battle of Corinth, one of the key western theater actions of the Civil War in which large numbers of Illinois soldiers fought. It will also feature the faces, letters, sketches and songs of the men who fought in Illinois regiments during the Civil War, including U.S. Colored Troop regiments and those from Illinois regiments formed starting in 1862.

Teachers, ask the library receptionist about our Boys in Blue scavenger hunt!

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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