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Auburn Library Civil War Letters and Diaries Collection
Representatives of the Smithsonian Institute, Editor David Roth of Blue and Gray Magazine, five members of the Georgia Civil War Commission, and thousands of others have visited the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum and have been astonished at the historical worth of the collection.

Fifteen mannequins wearing 15 authentic Civil War uniforms, both Union and Confederate, including a colorful red and blue New York Fire Zouave uniform and a Union and Confederate
drummer boy uniform complete with original drums, dominate the museum.
 
Numerous 1850s and 1860s revolvers, carbines and muskets and Civil War swords are on display along with original flags of the period, including a 35-star, 6-by-10-foot United States flag and a last national flag of the Confederacy.
 
An extensive collection from the estate of Gen. Thomas T. Eckert, chief of the United States Military Telegraph Department under President Lincoln, is a part of the museum. Included in the Eckert exhibit is Mary Surratt's bonnet which was removed from her head and given to Eckert just before her hanging along with others convicted in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.