Entrance of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C.
The Navy Museum exhibits numerous artifacts from Rear Adm. David Farragut's flagship, the USS Hartford, plus many other Civil War objects in the exhibit Securing the Seas for Union Victory. The museum is on the Washington Navy Yard where Rear Adm. John Dahlgren oversaw production of Civil War guns and frequently met with his friend, President Abraham Lincoln.
As a working military base, outside visitors face certain security measures. Contact the museum for more information.
Silver Springs, Maryland | This museum was founded in 1862 to collect "specimens of morbid anatomy . . . together with projectiles and foreign bodies removed" in order to improve the care of the soldiers during the Civil War, and among the most popular anatomical specimens on display are those related to President Abraham Lincoln and Major General Daniel E. Sickles.
Washington, DC | This national monument is the "first" national memorial to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and their 7, 000 white officers who fought in the American Civil War from 1862 to 1865.