Our Exhibits

OUR EXHIBITS :

Most every item in our exhibit has a story to tell. Each item is unique and many items are not often seen or displayed, or having a someone around to explain or tell you about that item.

When you come to Echoes Through Time, you will find that many of our collection is under glass, while other items are openly displayed. This alone is unique, because we actually have items displayed that you can actually touch. You wont find that too often.

We have exhibits covering all the major military services and many of the supporting services. Each of our exhibits are separated into sections, such as the: Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery or the Chaplains, Medical or Engineer Corps. We even have a section for the ladies and a smaller section regarding slavery.

As an example: we have an exhibit regarding the weapons & equipment of the Union Infantry that covers a Springfield Rifle, canteen, tarred haversack, cartridge box, cap box and waste belt. and an companion exhibit for the Confederate Infantry.

Our Artillery shell exhibit is separated into two sections, describing both Light Artillery operation and Heavy Artillery. Our Light Artillery exhibit has a display of solid shot iron balls ranging from the smallest 3 inch round to a 24 pounder.

A great example of one of our items on exhibit is a 24 lb projectile. This 24 pounder has a story to tell.

This shot was fired off shore by the U.S Navy approx. 1864 (during the blockade). In 1864 the 24 pound cannon was being phased out of service by the U.S Navy, being replaced by the newly developed 32 pound Dahlgren cannons for naval use. But what makes our cannon ball unique, is that by looking at the iron ball itself. The crater like indentations shows how durable but destructive natural and use it once had. The solid shot was placed in the ships furnace for hours until it was glowing red hot, then placed in the cannons barrel and fired. This was called “Hot Shot”, a type of incendiary, and whatever it came into contact with during its flight, would be set “on-fire”, besides it’s impact making it a double threat. This projectile was removed from a stone house near the waterfront in Charleston, SC

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