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Powder Monkey by gun of U.S.S. New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C.. It was made in 1864. The photo illustrates the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy -- the Federal Navy, 1861-1865.

Old Abe, the American War Eagle, was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment in the Civil War. Old Abe was in thirty-nine battles during the Civil War including Fredericktown, and the Siege of Vicksburg. Old Abe was not just a mascot, but became a patriotic symbol for the entire nation.

CDV - OLD ABE, Mascot of 8th WISCONSIN, Cannon

Confederate Reunion. General Harrison of Mississippi, Commander in Chief, With Generals Mickey and Dinkins.

Confederate Reunion. General Harrison of Mississippi, Commander

General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. Jackson died from wounds he received at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Jackson and a small group of men rode behind enemy lines to survey the situation. Upon returning to his front line, his own pickets mistook his group for the enemy, and fired upon them.

Old Picture of the Day: Civil War

Major General George E. Pickett

Mathew Brady, Confederate spy Rose O’Neal Greenhow at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., 1862. Source: Library of Congress

Union soldier with family, holding a surgical saw, Camp of the 31st. Pennsylvania Infantry near Washington, American Civil war. 1862

A rare image . . . from the look of these soldiers this is a late civil War photo of a battle-hardened company. A company would have started with around 100 men, there were no replacements. After a hard campaign between caualties and disease this is what might be left . . .

The Common Civil War Soldier Lesson Plan

This is an extraordinary photo of 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. It was made between 1861 and 1865.

The picture shows Colonel John S. Mosby, the famous Confederate Raider of the Civil War. He virtulally invented Guerrilla Warfare, and as an old man, was friends with George S. Patton, who was a child. One wonders if Patton's Bold and aggressive fighting style was influenced by childhood stories told him by this famour Rebel Chieftan. Photo ca. 1860-65

Colonel John S. Mosby, C.S.A.

Two unidentified African American Union Army soldiers, full-length portrait, wearing uniforms, seated with arms around each other's shoulders, c. 1864

Fort Sumter, in Charleston, South Carolina, at the time of the American Civil War.

(2) Tumblr Durham Station NC. Where Johnston surrendered to Sherman. The two men would become friends to the end of their lives, Johnston was pallbearer at Shermans funeral and died a month later

Civil War hero, Jack, in full gear - an honorable dog photographed for posterity


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Captain Francis M. Bache, 16th U.S. Infantry

Ruins of Richmond Petersburg railroad bridge, James River | April 1865 | Alexander Gardner, photographer | Library of Congress

This picture was taken in 1863 near City Point, Virginia. The picture shows a wagon train of Civil War Ambulances. Battlefield medicine was still in its infancy at this time, and getting injured in combat usually meant dying of infection.

Old Picture of the Day: Civil War Ambulance

General John Reynolds - probably the best General the union had. Former instructer at West Point. Had just turned down command of the Army of the Potomac. Shot and killed on the first day - just after arriving and engaging the troups in battle. (West Point - Class of '41.)

John F. Reynolds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Burns. Veteran of the War of 1812. On July 1, 1863 a Civil War battle - Gettysburg - started in his back yard. Grabbed his musket and joined the Union Army in the fight. Wounded three times but survived. Passed away at the age of 79.