Historic Newspapers~ Charleston Mercury Extra dated 12/20/1860 -- Rare broadside "Extra" on South Carolina's secession from the Union. On exhibit in the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum. Newseum collection Photo credit: Newseum collection
Old Picture of Bluford McDaniel, a Confederate Soldier in the Civil War. Captured during the Battle of Gettysburg and held prisoner for a year. Released and walked home to Alabama barefoot. Took around a year to get home.
Private Joseph D. Robinson of Chambers County posed for this picture as he prepared to leave East Alabama Male College for service in the Confederate Army. He had come to Auburn as a freshman in 1860 after inheriting two slaves, two mules, and $3,140 from a neighbor in Shawmut. He lived at Dr. McElhaney's house and studied such subjects as Latin, Greek, algebra, geography, and composition. Robinson, who lost part of an ear to Yankee shot, fought at Corinth, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and elsewhere...
Monument to General Strong Vincent at Gettysburg - one of the first monuments placed at the Battlefield. Commemorates Vincent as he urged his regiments on during the Battle of Little Round Top. He was actually wounded as he stood on a boulder nearby (which is also marked.)
Civil War Photo 4 Union Soldiers Atop Lookout Mountain Tennessee
Civil War Amputation saved more lives than any other wartime medical procedure. Battlefield surgeons took only 6 min to get each moaning man on the table, apply a handkerchief soaked in chloroform or ether, and make the deep cut. Union surgeons became the most skilled limb hackers in history. Even in deplorable conditions, they lost only about 25 percent of their patients -compared to a 75 percent mortality rate among similarly injured civilians at the time. Their techniques became the standard.
Washington during the Civil War. A Washington, D.C. Park of Wiard guns at the Arsenal photographed in 1865