Seeing the history of the Civl War through photo's and period items.
Two 150-year-old dolls have been x-rayed to discover if they were used by Confederate soldiers to smuggle medical supplies past Union blockades during the Civil War. It is thought the large dolls - Nina and Lucy Ann - had their hollowed out papier-mache heads stuffed with quinine or morphine for Confederate troops. The scans proved that the contours inside their craniums and upper bodies were roomy enough to carry medicines. The next step could be forensic testing for any residual drug traces.
In March 1865 President Lincoln appointed Clara Barton to General Correspondant for the Friends of Paroled Prisoners. She responded to over 63,000 letters, helped to identify over 22,000 men, and 13,000 were previously unknown Union POWs. Due to her overwhelming value of human life she set the precedent for returning identities by distinguishing the anonymous graves at Andersonville prison. This allowed for the graves to be marked and so the individuals would never to be forgotten.
Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood. This was taken in 1922 at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Robert was at Abraham Lincoln's bedside at his death. Robert Lincoln was also at the Sixth Street Train Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881, and witnessed the assassination of President James Garfield. At the time Lincoln was serving as Garfield's Secretary of War.
RARE Ruby Ambrotype Photo Civil War Cavalry Soldier Armed with Sword
Gen. Winfield Scott, 1861. A.k.a. "Old Fuss and Feathers" longest serving chief of the US Army in history. Served as general longer than anyone else in history. His career spanned 47 years. He conceived the Anaconda Plan that was used to defeat the Confederacy. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1852. He died in 1866 at the age of 79.