Civil War Sword Discovered
|Fitz John Porter is seated in the chair.|
The artifact, which dates back more than 125 years, will be the star attraction of a new exhibit at the museum entitled “Fitz John Porter: Portsmouth's Civil War Hero or Coward?”
Opening on Sunday, May 1, in the Rowland Gallery, the exhibit will offer a glimpse into Porter's past, which historians say is full of political intrigue and controversy.
The exhibit is just one part of how Strawbery Banke plans to commemorate New Hampshire's role in the Civil War, according to president Larry Yerdon.
Source Article: This article is from the Portsmouth Herald, by Charles McMahon, April 26, 2011