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Civil War Era

Would love to have this someday.

Civil War ballgown

Lovely dress trimmed with fringe, with bonnet and muff.

Unidentified Civil War soldier, mid 1860’s Submitted by charles116

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president

Women of the Civil War Circa 1863 Titled Lady by Matthew Brady Source Flickr Commons via US Natl Archives

Evening dress, 1840’s

1857 Dress

Historical fashion

Silk evening dress, British, ca 1860-64. Low body, deep front point; double short sleeve; bertha; box pleats and directional pleats in skirt. Trim is box pleated ruched ribbon between a blonde lace and a black lace; singular on bertha and sleeves, doubled on skirt. MET

Black and white

Period Garment: Evening Dress - about 1859-1860 - United States - Silk plain weave (taffeta), with warp-and-weft float patterning

1866 Ballgown

Civil War Era -Little Girls in Fancy Dresses Hand Tinted New York

Civil War Ribbed Silk Dress c. 1860-1862 United States, PA Materials Used: Olive green and cream striped silk, velvet and silk fringed ribbon, glazed cotton lining, 5 whalebone stays, brass hooks and eyes (some missing) and wool hem binding. Condition: Excellent. No holes or wear to the fabric and trim. There is a light brown nickel sized stain on the left side back bodice (just below the shoulder seam) and a very faint underarm stain on the left side. Measurements: B, 33"; W, 23"; Sh-Sh

Isabella Marie Boyd (May 9, 1844[2] – June 11, 1900), best known as Belle Boyd considering her middle name; or Cleopatra of the Secession, was a Confederate spy in the American Civil War. She operated from her aunt's hotel in Virginia,and provided valuable information to Confederate general Stonewall Jackson in 1862.


1860s Beautiful Woman Dress Baby Rose Baker Beardsley Defiance Ohio CDV Photo

ca. 1864, [carte de visite portrait of Henry O. Nightingale], JNO Holyland Metropolitan Gallery An abolitionist, Nightingale joined the Northern army at the start of the Civil War in 1861. In 1862 he joined the 108th New York Infantry Regiment. He fought in a dozen battles, including Gettysburg, and was promoted to corporal on March 1, 1864. via the Online Archives of California, UC Merced Special Collections Library, Henry O. Nightingale Diaries

"General Beauregard's Uniform: Confederate uniform of General PGT Beauregard. Shown are his sword sash, kepi, epaulettes, trousers, and tasseled beret. (Photo Credit: Tria Giovan/CORBIS)."

High, gathered bodice; open oversleeve, bishop undersleeve; pleated skirt. Trimmed with second fabric down center front of bodice, skirt, oversleeves and macaroon buttons applied. Shown with white collar and cuffs, belt and buckle. Hair l'antique. EBAY

Clara Barton:1821-1912) - Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross. Barton refused to take a salary from the government's treasury & dedicated herself aiding soldiers on the front.  Never had women been allowed in hospitals, camps or battlefields;  initially, military & civil officials refused her help.  Eventually, she gained their trust & began receiving supplies from all over the country.  As a result of her untiring work, she became known as the "Angel of the Battlefield."

Miss Charlotte "Lottie" Moon, Confederate Secret Agent even if she was from Ohio.

The Barrington House Educational Center, L.L.C.