LU's Civil War Chaplain Museum adds African-American exhibit

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Liberty University's National Civil War Chaplains Museum has added a new exhibit.

It highlights the important role black chaplains played during the war.

The exhibit shows photos of the 18 African-American Chaplains from both the Union and the Confederacy.

The project took about two years to put together.

Four photos of Union Chaplains are still missing. "We really thank the people who have made things available to us. So we're really hoping at some point and time of some of these photographs of chaplains whom we don't have maybe they're out there in someone's attack, someone's closet, someone's book and we can have access to them and share them with the public," said Kenny Rowlette, the museum's director.

The museum's Director says they're the only Chaplain museum to highlight African-American chaplains.