Robert Todd Lincoln, c. 1865 (a little late for this board, but posting anyway). Abraham and Mary’s first son, future Secretary of War, present at the assassination of two sitting presidents (though not his father’s.)

Robert Todd Lincoln, c. 1865 (a little late for this board, but posting anyway). Abraham and Mary’s first son, future Secretary of War, present at the assassination of two sitting presidents (though not his father’s.)

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Samuel Decker was a Civil War veteran who built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat.

Samuel Decker was a Civil War veteran who built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat.

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Seated pose of Abraham Lincoln holding Emancipation Proclamation papers. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. (c1863).

Seated pose of Abraham Lincoln holding Emancipation Proclamation papers. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. (c1863).

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"The suit and hat worn by Lincoln on the night of his assassination. Photograph made by the Smithsonian, circa 1890."

"The suit and hat worn by Lincoln on the night of his assassination. Photograph made by the Smithsonian, circa 1890."

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Historic newspaper with one of the best accounts of the opening of the Civil War. (From The Wilmington Daily Herald, N.C., April 13, 1861)

Historic newspaper with one of the best accounts of the opening of the Civil War. (From The Wilmington Daily Herald, N.C., April 13, 1861)

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Mary E. Walker, M.D.: First woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor (Civil War)

Mary E. Walker, M.D.: First woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor (Civil War)

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Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.

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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

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

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