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The Soldiers National Museum is situated at Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This museum showcases historical artifacts and memorabilia that date back to the Civil Wars and other American wars. The area of the museum is large; and it showcases a diorama of several war conflicts. There?s also a large exhibit of army suits, guns, ammo, and other items that were recovered during the war. Also, there are historical accounts given by former soldiers who served at the armed forces.

The majority of the museum solely focuses on the Confederate encampment. There are ten miniature replicas of the ten major wars during the Civil War in 1861. A few of these conflicts are highly documented, such as The Battle of Mobile Bay- Mobile Alabama August 5, 1864 "Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead"; Lookout Mountain ? Chattanooga Tennessee September 10-13, 1863 "The Battle Above the Clouds"; The Monitor and the Merrimac ? Hampton Roads, Virginia March 9, 8162 "A Giant is Humbled by a Pygmy"; Petersburg, Virginia -Winter of 1864 "Lee?s Army Lies Hungry and Immobile in a Desperate Final Holdout"; Lee's Surrender ? Appomattox, Virginia April, 1865 "A Nation's Tragedy Ends"; and The Battle of Atlanta - Atlanta, Georgia November 12, 1864 "Black Smoke Hangs Like a Pall Over A Ruined City."

According to historical accounts, the museum was originally used as the headquarters of General Howard during the Battle of Gettysburg. The building was later converted into an orphanage, called ?The National Soldier?s Orphan Homestead? in 1866 for war survivors. It was also recorded that the orphanage housed at least 1300 boys and girls. There was no exact date as to when the orphanage became a museum.

A few historical landmarks and destinations such as the Lincoln Train Museum, the Gettysburg Group Reservations, the Jennie Wade House, and the famous Hall of Presidents are other options for tours aside from the Soldiers National Museum.
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