This free exhibit in the Ruthven Gallery explores Cincinnati's involvement in the Civil War during 1863 through priceless items in Cincinnati Museum Center's own collection.
Learn about General William H. Lytle and the 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. See General Lytle's uniform, boots, shako hat, liquor cabinet, sword and the beautiful jeweled cross presented to him by his men. Get an inside look at Confederate General Morgan's cavalry raid through Ohio from the original manuscript letter written by a local soldier who helped during the chase and capture of Morgan.
Experience the Great Western Sanitary Fair through artifacts including a broadside for the fair, tickets to some of the various events and venues, admittance passes and a facsimile of the Amnesty Proclamation obtained from President Lincoln and auctioned at the fair. You can also see the 1863 descriptive catalogue of drawings, paintings and engravings and photographs auctioned at the fair.