Civil War Museum Armor Exhibit On Display

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Posted: July 2, 2014

Staff Writer

Capt. Joseph Carpenter, Company A, 27th Virginia Infantry, donated the steel armor above to the Virginia Military Institute Museum in 1862. (Photo Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War)

In 1862, Capt. Joseph Carpenter donated a piece of steel armor to the Virginia Military Institute Museum; he cut it off a dead Union soldier at the Battle of Port Republic.

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