|The record of the 13th amendment|
Just beyond the Proclamation, also under thick, protective glass, was the handwritten Congressional Record of December 6, 1865, which outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. I was able to take a picture of that ledger.
The rest of the exhibit was made up of other archival documents from both sides -- military papers, newspapers, letters, and legal documents. There were several interactive exhibits as well.
|Mary Ann studies a portrait of Andrew Jackson|
After we completed the Civil War exhibit (which will be at the museum through September 2), we walked into part of the museum's permanent collection. It's very impressive, extremely well presented, and well worth the trip to Nashville.
We'll be back...