Prospect House & Civil War Museum
Follow the Civil War trail & trials of "Captain" James Allison COLEHOUR through his (3) year enlistment. The "Prospect House" is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a "Living" history museum. Continually inhabited since 1882, the Prospect House features the Civil War Museum. Century old trees define the grounds where the Prospect House was originally built and remains today as a historical site in Battle Lake, Minnesota. The Prospect House is currently registered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. James A. COLEHOUR enlisted for Civil War service in 1862, along with his brother, with Company I, 92nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry and served until the end of the war. You can view his uniform sleeves with the visible holes where he was shot twice. You will be able to follow the map of his unit during the war including the Battle of Chickamauga, where he was wounded, and Sherman's March to the Sea. Cap's collection of Lincoln memorabilia shows his patriotism to our 16th President. You will be able to view Cap's collection of Civil War items and many pictures and articles.