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This scene shows display cabinets in the Library’s Civil War Museum, which was originally a local Grand Army of the Republic veterans’ post:

Another view of the Library’s Civil War Museum:

One of two canons which guard the Library entrance. Although the Library has a Civil War Museum, these two canons actually originated with the Spanish-American War, about the same time the Library was built (canon in photograph is canon on north side of steps leading to Library entrance):