Proof that carrying a Bible with you is a good idea: Civil War Prayer Book which stopped a Bullet at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N. C. and saved the life of Private Edward R. Graton, Co. C, 25th Regt. Mass. while it was tucked inside his uniform coat breast pocket.
Kady Brownell ~ one of 250 women who fought in the Civil War. When the Civil War began, Brownell’s soon-to-be husband, Robert Brownell, enlisted in the 1st Rhode Island Infantry; Brownell was determined to join him. Rhode Island Governor William Sprague accepted her into his unit.
Shoe Shine - Here we present an historic image of 7th New York State Militia, Camp Cameron, D.C., 1861. The picture shows a young African American youth shining a pair of boots belonging to one of the soldiers. The boy is likely a former slave. It was taken between 1861 and 1865. The image shows Soldier, holding bayoneted rifle, standing full-length in front of tent, African American male seated beside him, and others in tent.