The city of Chicago is home to a number of excellent collections of items related to the history of the Civil War. For starters, the Chicago History Museum has some fine Lincolnania, as does the University of Chicago. This particular collection of items hails from the collection of Wayne Whalen and provides visitors with unique insight into a range of paper ephemera, photographs, swords, and campaign ribbons. On the homepage for the collection, users can look over some highlights, including a commemorative medal featuring Abraham Lincoln from 1865 and the saddle of Ulysses S. Grant. Visitors can look at each item in detail using the zoom functions. Visitors should not miss the 15 Civil War etchings from the artist, Edwin Forbes, who was well known for his depictions of campgrounds.


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