'1864' exhibit examines the human cost of Civil War

War is hell.

In case you ever doubted that axiom, Kennesaw's Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History invites you to bear witness to its new exhibition, "1864."

Rich in historic objects and archival material — weapons and artillery, ambrotypes and uniforms, Confederate currency and letters home — the exhibit examines how the tactics of warfare were evolving in the buildup to the Battle of Atlanta and, in unblinking terms, the effect on soldiers and civilians.

“1864” is an early, significant offering among a wide array of exhibits, tours, lectures and more planned across the metro area in coming months keyed to the sesquicentennial of the Atlanta Campaign.

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Through July 20. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. $7.50; $6.50 ages 60 and up; $5.50 ages 4-12. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-427-2117, www.southernmuseum.org.