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TN archivists seek to digitize Civil War mementos

CHATTANOOGA (AP) - The words, drawings and musical instruments from Civil War veterans are being preserved by a technology unimaginable when Americans battled each other 150 years ago.

Staff from the Tennessee State Library and Archives has been on an archival tour aimed at adding to the department's digital collection. So far, the library has collected mementos from 17 of the state's 95 counties.

State archivist Wayne Moore told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that the museum wanted to gather local items and thus far has been successful.

At the Hunter Museum of American Art, Rhea County resident Tom Morgan plucked a few notes on the fiddle strings and said he had squeezed a few notes out of the bugle used by his great-uncle, W.B. Morgan.

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