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In her diary she notes that “though there were three or four hundred wounded men on the boat, there were but two or three surgeons, and they unwilling to have us relieve what suffering we could.” The surgeons also refused to give the women any supplies so undaunted, Belle gathers some from other boats and returns to clean wounds and serve food. Go Belle! Post by Nancy Shively -

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

Jefferson Coates, who lost both eyes at Gettysburg and was awarded the Medal of Honor ca 1870

Freedom Fighter | 1865 (Close Up) by Black History Album, via Flickr

Such was the brave young wife whose name stands at the head of our sketch; and such were her courage, her bearing, and her services on the plains of Manassas and at the battle of Newbern. Her father was a Scotchman, and a soldier in the British army. He was stationed far away on the African coast, in Caffraria; and there, in the year 1842, in the regimental barracks, and surrounded by the rude but kind old soldiers, her father’s companions in arms, little Kady was born.

HON. WILLIAM SPRAGUE, Rhode Island’s War Governor

The flag had been insulted. Washington was menaced, and the streets of Baltimore ran red with Massachusetts blood. Then, flashing along the wires, there came the call for troops.

MAJOR HARRY C. CUSHING - Battery A First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery

Intriguing group of friends. 1864, New York

The History Of Battery A First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery In The War To Preserve The Union 1861-1865

Unknown Black Confederate soldier... Confederate cemetery. Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Unknown soldiers graves are not unusual from the Civil War nor were black soldiers - they fought on both sides as did Native Americans)