The Long March (From Camp to Combat)

"Marching" is a recurring theme. Men marched to camp, they marched during training, and then they marched to battle sites. Even though there were horses, wagons, trains and boats for some segments of travel, foot travel was the norm. The corridor connecting the museum's two large galleries is the route along which Hoosiers Troops and visitors as well, "march." It is a cross-country route: a dirt path worn down by previous feet, animal hooves, and wagon wheels.

You march along with our Hoosier Union soldiers - soldiers with perhaps mismatched uniforms and worn boots or shoes, but carrying weapons, haversacks, and other trappings of their chosen profession. You cross the covered bridge and find yourself surrounded by the carnage of combat.