Middlesex in the Civil War


A new exhibit, “Middlesex in the Civil War-1863” is now in our mini-museum. One of the most significant actions occurring on Middlesex soil and in her waters occurred 150 year ago, August, 1863. Led by John Taylor Wood, nephew of Jefferson Davis and grandson of Zachery Taylor, the Ambush at Wilton Creek and the Capture of the gunboats Satellite and Reliance was headline news throughout the country. Come by the museum to learn about Wood’s early exploits in the war and how he hunted and successfully captured two Union gunboats.