Burnside's Expedition and beyond
The Civil War exhibit now displayed at the State Museum is scheduled to move to MOA. (I'm not sure as to the timetable.) The collection is sadly lacking in artifacts from the northeastern part of the state. If you know of artifacts that could be used in the exhibit, post something HERE. Don Pendergraft of MOA is a member and is interested in your input.
Of course, the Appomattox artifacts will be in the exhibit, as will the cannon carriage from the Black Warrior. The canton of the 8th NC's flag will be there also, thanks to the generousity of Peter Rascoe's family.
I would like to see the flags of the Ellis, Sea Bird, and Curlew on display together. The Ellis' flag is at the naval academy, the Sea Bird's flag is in storage at the Museum of the Confederacy, and the Curlew's flag is in the hands of a collector in Michigan.
Any other ideas?