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“Iowa and the Civil War: Nothing but Victory,” Iowa’s 150th anniversary exhibition. When: Through 2013 Where: State Historical Museum of Iowa, 600 East Locust, Des Moines,

North Carolina
“The Civil War Comes to Roanoke Island: Fishers, Fighters and Freedmen” tells the story of the island during the war. When: Through December Where: The Outer Banks History Center, Manteo (252) 473-2655

The 18th Annual Civil War Music Muster includes Civil War brass bands, fife and drum and parlor music presented in concert. When: August 17-18 Where: Gettysburg National Military Park (717) 338-4433 or (717) 334-1124, x3251

“The Role of Railroads in Pennsylvania During the Civil War” examines the key role the fledgling railroad industry had in America’s first modern war. When: Through December 30 Where: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, (717) 687-8628

“Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary Events” includes special programs, tours, lectures and exhibits throughout Gettysburg. When: September 21-23 Where: Gettysburg National Military Park, the Civil War Institute of Gettysburg College, the Gettysburg Foundation and other community partners

South Carolina
“Blasted” exhibits more than 100 rarely displayed shells, fuses and other munitions. When: Through September Where: Charleston Museum, Charleston (843) 722-2996

Washington, D.C.
“The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck” looks at the work of a Rebel dentist who became one of the Confederacy’s leading political cartoonists. When: Through January 21, 2013 Where: National Portrait Gallery, (202) 633-8300

“Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals” features high-quality images of Yankee leaders. When: Through May 21, 2015 Where: National Portrait Gallery, (202) 633-8300