On display will be 16 unique watches (and other Civil War battlefield artifacts) with documented provenances linking them to Civil War participants.

Several were presented and/or used during the recipients war service. Several others were presented after the individuals war service had ended, as grateful tributes by comrades-in-arms with whom the recipient had faced hardships and lethal peril.

A sampling of other watches from the Civil War period, both domestic and foreign, provide a perspective of the kinds of watches likely to have been found in the pockets of both Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers, including privates, generals, and everything in-between.