The Smithsonian
The idea and seed money for a Smithsonian Civil War Web site originated with David Umansky in 1999, then the Director of Communications, Office of Public Affairs, Smithsonian Institution. Marc Pachter, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, adopted the project and enthusiastically supported its development. CivilWar@Smithsonian opened on January 4, 2002.

Project Coordinator
James G. Barber

Web Designer
Troy Lachance

Opening music–The Yellow of Rose Texas–compliments of the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band

CivilWar@Smithsonian represents the combined efforts of many individuals throughout the Smithsonian Institution and most especially of the following.

Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum
Jill Bloomer
Gail Davidson

National Museum of American History
Dwight Bowers
Judy Chelnick
Michelle Delaney
Shelly Foote
Kathleen Golden
Lisa Kathleen Graddy
Harry Hunter
Barbara Janssen
Kathleen Kendrick
Bonnie Lilienfeld
David Miller
Douglas Mudd
Sarah Rittgers
Alonzo Smith
Melodie Sweeney
Steve Velasquez

National Portrait Gallery
Carolyn Carr
Beverly Cox
Dru Dowdy
Albert Elkins
Brandon Fortune
Marianne Gurley
Claire Kelly
Christopher Lands
Ellen Miles
Wendy Wick Reaves
Ann Shumard
Deborah Sisum
Kristin Smith
Linda Thrift
Frederick Voss
Ann Wagner
Rolland White
Caroline Wooden

National Postal Museum
James O'Donnell

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Richard Murray

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Kathleen Dorman
Pamela Henson

Smithsonian interns and volunteers
Kristine Bender
Daniel Immerwahr
Christopher Saks

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