Rocky Hill Castle is a historic plantation home in Courtland, Alabama. Built in the 1820's, but when the Civil War broke out it was used by Confederates as a hospital. Some say that the spirits of Civil War soldiers and tortured slaves haunt the premises, as well as the mysterious 'lady in blue'.
An execution in Washington, D.C., on November 10, 1865. Henry Wirz, former commander of the Confederate POW camp near Andersonville, Georgia, was tried and hanged after the war for conspiracy and murder that he was innocent of.
Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.
2nd North Carolina Infantry Battalion. 2nd Infantry Battalion was formed at Garysburg, North Carolina, during the fall of 1861. Five companies were from Madison, Stokes, Randolph, Surry, and Forsyth Counties, one from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and two from Pike and Meriwether counties, Georgia. The Virginia Company was transferred in September 1862 and the Georgia commands in mid-1863. The battalion relocated to the coast and was captured in the Battle of Roanoke Island.
A view of Andersonville Prison, Georgia, on August 17, 1864. Andersonville was an infamous Confederate Prisoner-of-war camp, where nearly 13,000 of its approximately 45,000 Union prisoners died in brutal conditions, suffering from starvation, disease, and abuse from their captors. (LOC)
soldiers carried about 40 pounds while on the march. Canteen for water, haversack for food and knapsack for sleeping/personal items. Cap box, cartridge box, bayonet and musket or rifle were all for fighting.