American artist Winslow Homer created paintings and illustrations that are widely considered among the most powerful and iconic pictures of the Civil War. Though he depicted primarily Union subjects, his representations of Confederates reveal much about Homer’s complex, sometimes conflicted vision of the war and its effects on American society. Led by Karen Sherry, American Civil War Museum.
During World War I, African Americans hoped their patriotism and service would bring respect and recognition of their rights. White Southerners hoped their patriotism and service would prove that the scars of Civil War had finally healed. Were those desires compatible? Led by John Coski, American Civil War Museum.