Sounds like we have similar interests, as do our wives.
I own a 1929 Dodge Victory Six sedan that I've worked on and enjoyed over the years. And my wife is also the family genealogist, avidly researching the various lines of both her family and mine, as time will allow.
I saw a segment about wooden boats of that era on Antiques Roadshow several weeks ago. They have classic lines and an intrinsic beauty much like a desirable antique automobile, or antique firearm for that matter.
Your other Civil War items enhance your collection and form a nice grouping of WBTS artifacts.