The Collection reflects life in the South during the Antebellum, Civil War years and postwar years through Reconstruction and the introduction of veterans’ organizations and memorial societies.
The Museum started collecting in the early 1890s, so the collection is unique in that many of the items were donated directly by the veterans or civilians who used them. We continue to accept donations and our collection continues to expand, offering even more resources for the ongoing study of the Confederacy. Therefore, collections management is fundamental to our mission to collect, exhibit, and preserve Confederate history. This online database is another way for us to make these important pieces of history more widely available to the public.
At this time, only a small percentage of the Museum’s collection is available online, but the database will be periodically updated as more items are digitally cataloged.
For tips on how to search the database, review the “Help” section located on the search screen. For more detailed instructions, click here.
Please note that all images on this website are protected by copyright and are the exclusive properties of the Museum of the Confederacy and may not be copied and/or used for any purpose without written consent. The photographs in this online catalog are for reference use only.