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Documenting War: The Kinnaman Collection

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But amid the helmets, medals, buttons, bullets and swords what may be most novel is Kinnaman’s Civil War memorabilia. Artifacts from the era aren’t something you see an abundance of in Arizona, where statehood wasn’t reached until almost 50 years after the war between North and South ended.

“The closest thing is probably the Indian War museum (Fort Verde State Historic Park) up at Camp Verde, at Fort Verde, because most of those guys were veterans of the Civil War, and there was a lot of overlap of equipment and uniforms,” says Kinnaman. “The national guard has an Arizona Military Museum, and there are a handful of Civil War items there.” [More on next slide ...]

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