"Little Sorrel," Stonewall Jackson's War Horse. Jackson obtained the sorrel gelding shortly after the war began, and was riding him at First Manassas when General Barnard E. Bee made the statement that gave Jackson his lasting nickname. He rode Little Sorrel throughout the Valley campaign. Jackson received his fatal wound when he was astride his little horse.
American Civil War: Leroy Hermance Hermance served in the 67th and 188th New York Volunteers. He wears the rare and unofficial color bearer insignia above his sergeant's strips. Hermance attended the 50th reunion at Gettysburg in 1913 and fell from the train returning to his home resulting in his death.
shoes from the battle of Gettysburg
Erich Löwenhardt (1897 – 1918) was the 3rd highest German flying ace during WW1 with 54 victories behind only Manfred von Richthofen and Ernst Udet. In this photo, he appears wearing his Pour le Mérite (Blue Max), Iron Cross First Class, and The Prussian Pilot's Badge. Löwenhardt was killed on Aug 8, 1918 following a mid-air collision with another German plane. He was 21.
Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon
Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon
Manassass - Graves on Henry Hill In 1862, Wisconsin soldier Charles Dean drew a rough sketch of the First Manassas battlefield. In the drawing, he noted a "small water hole surrounded with rebel graves" on Henry Hill. Whenever any significant amount of rain falls at the park, a marshy pool of water forms several feet away from the visitor center and parking lot. This photograph from March 1862 shows the wooden grave markers described by Dean along this same pool of water.
April 17th, 2004. On this warm morning, a memorial service was held at White Points Garden. Immediately after, horse drawn caissons followed by a 19th century period dressed procession led the crew to their final resting place. They marched 4.5 miles through downtown Charleston, and ended at Magnolia Cemetery. The Hunley's third and final crew was laid to rest besides the other crews that lost their life on Hunley test missions.
Friends of the Hunley Burial of the CSS Hunley crew members; April 17, 2004
The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning) and the Battle of Pearl Harbor) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. [Wikipedia]
Red Army prisoners, captured by the Fins, near Lemetti, Feb 2, 1940. After the Russo-Finnish War, the Fins gravitated toward Nazi Germany hoping to see the USSR decisively defeated. In the end, it all fell through and Finland found herself in an uneasy coexistence with the USSR until the latter's collapse in 1989-90.
German executioners shoot two Russian victims in the back of the head. Undated. Note the facial expression of the murderer on the left. These shootings would often result in the killers being splattered with the blood and brain matter of their victims. German commanders responded to this with releasing copious amounts of alcohol to the criminals with the pistols.
Two Soviet female POWs at an assembly point on the Eastern Front. The woman in the foreground is wearing dress shoes, the most unlikely footwear for what lies ahead -- long marches. Soviet female POWs were treated as harshly as their male counterparts by the German army engaged in a "war of annihilation."
Adolf Hitler in the light-colored coat, along with his military retinue, spends a solemn moment gazing at the tomb of Emperor Napoleon in the Dome des Invalides. Paris, 1940. Note on the left background the sandbagged opening of the dome for fear of air bombardment.
German soldiers walk the length of an anti-tank ditch at an undisclosed location, Eastern Front, 1941. Note one of the soldiers in the foreground carrying a flamethrower. They all wear the leather collar on their helmets used to hold the camouflage cover in place.
World War II, original caption 'The Flying Fortress being admired here is the Yankee Doodle, Jr., which has the enviable record of having sunk a Japanese cruiser and a transport. The flags indicate Zeros shot down in the South Pacific combat', circa 1942.
Gunshot uniform of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, a 24-year old law-clerk and a friend of President Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Alexandria, Virginia, on 24 May 1861, the day after Virginia voted for secession - Ellworth was killed while removing a Confederate flag. He was the first Union officer to die in the war. Note the faded wool, the result of removing the bloodstains.