The Museum's flagship exhibit begins with the formation of the Confederacy, and then follows the course of the war, concluding with the surrender at Appomattox and the capture of President Jefferson Davis. Here the visitor will see items owned by famous Confederate leaders—such as Robert E. Lee’s field equipment, J.E.B. Stuart’s famous plumed hat, and the sword carried by “Stonewall” Jackson—and read the stories of the soldiers who fought from First Manassas to Appomattox and beyond.