Pickler Memorial Library

Library

 

The Civil War Collection

History

This collection includes artifacts obtained from a number of sources; visitors may see such sundry items as Confederate money, Civil War papers and records, a lead melter and bullet molds, cannonballs, swords, ammunition belts, a bugle with attached braid, and so on. The item pictured here is a shell in a section of tree trunk removed from the battleground at Chicamaugua. It was brought to the university by Samuel Pickler, a former faculty member of the Normal School.

These selected objects are but a small sample of the entire collection. Artifacts are available for use in accordance with the Special Collections departmental policies and may be used for research, curriculum support, or other presentations/programs. For more information on using these artifacts, or for information on additional objects within the collection, please contact the Special Collections department.