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Exhibit showcases human side of key Civil War figures

Written by Matt Paul, Reporter/Producer | Jun 16, 2013 7:01 AM
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This lock of President Lincoln's hair is part of the Treasures of the Civil War exhibit.

(Gettysburg) -- A new exhibit is providing visitors to Gettysburg with a unique perspective on some of the major players of the Civil War.

Greg Goodell is supervisor of museum services at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

He says “Treasurers of the Civil War,” will help people better understand the leaders involved in the 1863 battle.

"It's treasures in two ways," explains Goodell. "First it's treasures of famous individuals. So, the rarity and the uniqueness of the pieces. Also, we're calling it treasures because of what it tells us -- the hidden nuggets, the little-known facts about these individuals."

The exhibit profiles 13 leaders from the both the Union and Confederacy.

It opens today at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitors Center, as part of events surrounding the 150th commemoration of the three-day battle.

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