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A Reflection Of Our People:
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Lewis Kercheval Civil Way Flag
The 30-star Lewis Kercheval Civil War Flag was carried several battles was hand-made, an artifact discovered in an old homestead barn. In 1863, Kercheval used the colors in the battle at Chickamauga Creek, Tennessee--a two-day turning point where 4,000 were killed and 35,000 injured. The Sheridan Historical Society raised funds to restore the flag, which had been founded in tatters. And thanks to the great talents of experts who work with textiles and $10,000, the artifact now is preserved, its story of family and love of country told and it stands proudly framed to mystify museum visitors.

Restored Wes Williams Civil War Drum
J. Wesley Williams, born in 1856, had a life-changing experience as an eight-year-old boy. Living with his father, Captain William E. Williams, in Kentucky, he was given a birthday present in 1864--a drum he learned to play to help provide cadence for Union soldiers drilling for the Civil War. The family relocated after the war to Sheridan, then known as Millwood. Celebrated for his expertise, Wes Williams drummed for ceremonies to lay the cornerstone of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis as well as numerous military funerals.

1908 Black Motor Buggy
A star of museum collections is the 1908 Black Motor Buggy gifted to the Sheridan Historical Society by late industrialist Kenneth Biddle. A highlight of Sheridan museum experiences, the buggy is priceless and is always on public display.