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Civil War Chaplain's Museum Re-Opens

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A part of Civil War history is once again open to the public.

The National Civil War Chaplain's Museum re-opened its doors today on the campus of Liberty University. Special exhibits that document the religious history of the war are on display. The doors had been closed for a little more than 2 months, as workers moved the museum to a central location on LU's campus.

Museum Director Kenny Rowlette says war chaplain's served a large role in shaping the troops of both sides. Rowlette says that war chaplains "...prepared these men for the ravages of battle. Men might not come through the battle, they might be wounded, they might even be killed. So you had to fortify these men to live Godly lives, not only off the field, but on the field, as well."

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, and admission is free. For more information, please visit http://www.chaplainsmuseum.org .

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