Life behind the Confederate lines was a far cry from the comfort experienced by the Union soldier whose duties were light with plenty of relief time for reading hometown newspapers, mail, and pilfered books. Food was plentiful, though sometimes monotonous. Even so, there was a war going on and one Yankee soldier wrote, "Everywhere I went I was met with the familiar zip, zip of rebel bullets flying promiscuously through the air."
This exhibit shows what the fortifications looked like along the Confederate lines, and some of the equipment the soldiers used.
Last updated: April 14, 2015