Civil War Soldiers Museum
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Welcome to the Civil War Soldiers Museum!
View 4,200 square feet of exhibits and explore our nation's most tumultuous period and the unique role Pensacola played during the civil War.
Pass through the Museum Gift Shop and you'll discover what it was like to serve in the great armies and navies of the Union and Confederacy.
The Civil War Soldiers Museum was founded in 1991, and exhibits the private collection of Dr. Norman W. Haines, Jr., a local physician, who began collecting as a boy near the Antietam Battlefield. Experience what it was like to serve during the Civil War. The Museum's diverse collection offers wonderful insights into our nation's rich history.
The Pensacola Room highlights the contributions of Stephen R. Mallory, the renowned Confederate Secretary of Navy, and the handmade First National Confederate flag captured by Wilson's New York Zouaves during the Battle of Santa Rosa Island, October 9, 1861.
This Map shows the Union and Confederate batteries as they existed May 27, 1861.
The shore batteries were constructed by the Confederates after Slemmer's crossing to Fort Pickens.
Two other Union batteries near Fort Pickens - batteries Scott and Totten -
were added after the date of this map.
CONFEDERATE WATER BATTERY NEAR WARRINGTON, PENSACOLA HARBOR.
FROM A WAR-TIME PHOTOGRAPH CAPTURED AT
MOBILE IN 1864 BY ADMIRAL FARRAGUT.
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Wooden ships were used early in the Civil War, until it was determined there was a need for armor plated ships that could not be easily destroyed. Although the Civil War ironclad ships were unwieldy and flawed, they ushered in the age of the modern steel armored warship.