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Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee both died without a country. In 1865 Lee applied for pardon and completed an amnesty oath, fulfilling terms required by Andrew Johnson. But the documents were never recognized, and Lee died without citizenship in 1870. A century later a worker discovered the oath in the National Archives, and Gerald Ford restored Lee’s citizenship posthumously in 1975.

Two Islands – Futility Closet

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A hollow tree stump makes a good seat for an otter - January 26, 2015

Watch an interview with someone who saw Lincoln get shot - Vox

Lincoln Assassination Eyewitness (Feb 9, 1956)

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Cassius Clay died in 1903 at 92. A native of Kentucky, he was second cousin to Henry Clay. Though born into a slave-holding family, Cassius Clay freed his own slaves and was a strident abolitionist. He published the only anti-slavery newspaper in the South. Clay was considered for the 1860 Republican VP nomination, and he campaigned hard for Lincoln. As ambassador to Russia, he was instrumental in the purchase of Alaska. Before changing his name, boxer Muhammed Ali had been named for him.

Historical Indulgences

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A rare image . . . from the look of these soldiers this is a late civil War photo of a battle-hardened company. A company would have started with around 100 men, there were no replacements. After a hard campaign between caualties and disease this is what might be left . . .

The Common Civil War Soldier Lesson Plan

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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. *s*

Mr. Lincoln's White House

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William "Bloody Bill" Anderson's body photographed and on display for public viewing hours after his death in Richmond, Missouri by Colonel Cox and his Union forces. Anderson, noted Southern Guerrilla leader often riding with Quantrill, his body was found with a string that had 53 knots - symbolizing each person he had killed.

William T. Anderson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A baseball picked up from the battlefield, Shiloh, 1862

This photo, from the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, shows Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran.

Rains Grenade

Confederate 1 lb Rains Hand Grenades | American Civil War Forums

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Most people believe that Abe Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president.

Pathway of bullet in Lincoln's assassination.

View from Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee During the Civil War, 1864

On February 19, the Mass 55th - black soldiers - began marching to Charleston. The response of the black residents: “Words would fail to describe the scene which those who witnessed it will never forget,—the welcome given to a regiment of colored troops by their people redeemed from slavery. As shouts, prayers, and blessings resounded on every side, all felt that the hardships and dangers of the siege were fully repaid.”

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Benjamin T. Montgomery, a former slave, bought the plantations of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War, and became one of the biggest cotton planters in Mississippi.

Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson arrived at West Point unprepared and uneducated. He failed his first entrance exam. A loner, he worked diligently to improve his class ranking and graduated 17th. in the Class of 1846. His worst grades, like U.S. Grant's, in infantry tactics.

Reunion of veterans of battle of Gettysburg in 1913...

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mapsontheweb: American Civil War battlesites over time

Map used by Lincoln to see where slavery was the strongest

The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery

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Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth. He saved the life of Robert Lincoln in 1864/65 when he pulled him to safety from a train in New Jersey. He did not learn the identity of the man he saved until several months later, and this was said to have given him some comfort in the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination.

Civil War-era cast iron casket unearthed in Kinston, N.C. Metal coffins were popular because they kept the smell of decomposition under wraps as soldiers' bodies were often transported a great distance to return home to a family cemetery.

ECU Anthropologist

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Beaufort, South Carolina. This is known as The Rhett House. The Rhett Family was the richest family in the South. The Butler Family was the richest northern family. And that is where Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind got his name. And the secession paper that started the Civil War was signed in the basement of this house.

A baseball picked up from the battlefield, Shiloh, 1862

Alexandria, Virginia. Slave pen. Interior view. It was taken between 1861 and 1865.