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This photograph was made in about 1880, and shows three agents from the Pinkerton Detective Agency

Civil war #History soldier at 11 years of age.

President-elect Abraham Lincoln, February 24, 1861 by Alexander Gardner, 1821-1882

Lewis Payne, seated and manacled, at the Washington Navy Yard about the time of his 21st birthday in April 1865, three months before he was hanged as one of the Lincoln assassination conspirators.

Sharp Dresser, 1875, via Flickr.

The war before Sam's. Black soldier in the German Army WW1

Henry O. Nightingale, c. 1864, age 20. Born in England, Nightingale emigrated to America when he was five and joined the Union Army in 1861 at the age of seventeen. He was promoted to corporal after the Battle of Gettysburg. This picture was taken before he was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864 and his left arm was partially amputated. He was also present at Ford’s Theatre when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

Photo of controversial Charles Forbes, footman to the Lincoln Presidential carriage. Driver of the carriage during accident which injured Mary Lincoln as well as being on duty the night of the President's assassination. Forbes and patrolman John Parker shared the blame for leaving their posts outside the Presidential box to have a drink. Mary later held Forbes responsible for the President's death and wanted nothing to do with him after that.

Black Horse - second chief of the Comanches behind Quanah Parker. After surrendering in 1875, Black Horse was immediately sent to prison in Florida. Returning to the reservation in 1878, he soon left for Texas under the pretense of hunting buffalo - which turned into what is considered the last Indian raid in Texas. After a running battle with Texas Rangers, Ranger W B Anglin was killed northwest of Midland TX, whereupon, Black Horse returned to the reservation and settled down forever.

Stage actor and Confederate sympathize John Wilkes Booth, in a portrait taken some time before he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Booth and a group of co-conspirators planned to kill Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward, hoping to assist the Confederacy, despite the earlier surrender of Robert E. Lee. After he shot Lincoln at Ford's Theater, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865, he fled to a farm in rural northern Virginia, but was track