Exhibit Opening — Terrible Swift Sword: Civil War Weapons and Ordnance

When:
July 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Fifth Maine Museum
45 Seashore Avenue
Peaks Island
Maine
Exhibit Opening -- Terrible Swift Sword: Civil War Weapons and Ordnance @ Fifth Maine Museum

Join us for the opening of our new exhibition showcasing some of the most significant Civil War-era weapons and armaments in the Fifth Maine Museum collection.

The culmination of several year’s work, the exhibit features weapons carried or collected by the soldiers of the Fifth Maine Regiment, one of the Union Army’s most celebrated fighting regiments.  The objects include muskets and a pistol, a Navy carbine, a bayonet, swords, shells, and projectiles. They represent both the Confederate and Union armies.

The exhibit is guest curated by Eric Champigny, a Civil War researcher, collector, and author.