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					                              Civil War Museum
                               By: Alex Stewart

Civil War   Brown's
                                                  of 1860    Lecompton


                      Museum Entrance

                           Welcome to the Lobby
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  Civil War
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John Browns Raid

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Leconpton Constitution
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Surrender Document of Robert E. Lee
(Main Entrance) Artifact #1

We, the undersigned Prisoners of War, belonging to the Army
of Northern Virginia, having been this day surrendered by
General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A., Commanding said Army to
Lieut. Genl. U. S. Grant, Commanding Armies of United States,
do hereby give our solemn parole of honor that we will not
hereafter serve in the armies of the Confederate States or in any
military capacity whatever, against the United States of America
or under aid to the enemies of the latter, until properly exchanged
in such manner as shall be mutually approved by the respective
This document is important because it was the unofficial treaty
between the north and the south
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Civil War Portrait                                  Insert Artifact
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Artifact #2
This portrait represents the general skirmishes and feeling that
where held between the North and the South. Fought 1861-1865,
the American Civil War was the result of decades of tension
between the North and South. Focused on slavery and
states rights, these tensions increased following the election
of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Over the next several months
eleven southern states seceded and formed the Confederate
States of America. During the first two years of the war, Southern
troops won numerous victories but saw their luck turn after
losses at Gettysburg and Vicksburg in 1863. From then on,
Northern forces worked to conqueror the South, forcing them
to surrender in April 1865.
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John Brown Portrait
Artifact #3

 John Brown a man who would not be deterred from his
 mission of abolishing slavery. On October 16, 1859, he led
 21 men on a raid of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry,
 Virginia. His plan to arm slaves with the weapons he and
 his men seized from the arsenal was thwarted, however, by
 local farmers, militiamen, and Marines led by Robert E.
 Lee. Within 36 hours of the attack, most of Brown's men
 had been killed or captured. Thought he failed in his
 mission, he took another step towards ending slavery. This
 picture represents him as moses, in his efforts to free the
1860 presidential candidates
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Artifact #4

   The 1860 election proved to be one of the most momentous in
   American history as it led to the Civil War. In the 1860 election,
   the Democratic Party had Senator Stephen A. Douglas. The
   republicans had Abraham Lincoln. Thought the bitter election
   Abraham won with a landslide win by electoral votes.
   The issue of secession was being talked about after the
   1860 election, and Lincoln's election intensified the move in
   the South to split with the Union. And when Lincoln was
   inaugurated on March 4, 1861, the secession of the south
    followed soon after.
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Lecompton Constitution
Artifact #5
 A small town in Douglas county, NE Kansas. The pro-slavery Leco
 Constitution was formulated (Sept., 1857) there,
 and was ratified (Dec., 1857) after an election in which voters
 were given a choice only between limited or unlimited slavery;
 free state men refused to cast their ballots. President James
 Buchanan urged Congress to admit Kansas as a slave state
 under the Lecompton Constitution, but Stephen A. Douglas
 and his followers broke with the pro-slavery Democrats, and
 the bill could not pass the House. At a subsequent election
 (Aug., 1858), Kansas voters decisively rejected the Lecompton
 Constitution. Kansas was later (1861) admitted as a free state.

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