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Railroad Exhibit: Box Car War: Logistics of the Civil War

Beginning on April 15th, the Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station will host a railroad exhibt provided by the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg

"Box Car War: Logistics of the Civil War"

The exhibit will examine the tremendous efforts of Union and Confederate forces to supply and maintain their armies in the field and will follow the process of raising massive wartime armies from small peacetime militia, the administrative burden of mustering in soldiers, as well as the process of providing orders on each level of the armies and navies from companies to corps, and from ship to fleet. What it took to keep these armies in the field and navies on the sea will be explored, as we look at the supply chain: from the need, ordering, manufacturing, delivery, requisition, and issuing. The exhibit will also examine this supply cycle in other areas, such as transportation, food, medicine, and much more.

Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station, 35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA  (717) 337-8233
Open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Free admission.

View the online exhibit here.

04/12/2010