They called him Lionheart — a name that has become the epitome of courage in battle. More than eight centuries after the death of King Richard I of England, forensic scientists have now revealed the secrets of his most feted organ.
Confederate raider and cavalry commander General John S. Mosby, the famed "Gray Ghost" of the Civil War. Mosby raised a regiment of Confederate Raiders (or rangers, depending on your perspective) which was one of the most effective of the Civil War. He could operate deep behind enemy lines with impunity. He once kidnapped a Union General from his residence.
Confederate Bible Flag in the Stars and Bars Configuration in a rare Grand Luminary or Great Star Pattern. The 15 Stars is unusual, and most likely represents the 11 Seceded States, 2 Dual Government States (Kentucky and Missouri) and 2 Seceding Territories (Oklahoma and Arizona) from Rare Flags Bible flags are tiny flags made for a soldier by a loved one and presented as a token of pride and affection when he went away for war. Bible flags were most often made of ladies’ dress silk.
Cathy Wright, curator at the Museum of the Confederacy opens an original battle flag belonging to the 3rd Virginia Infantry in the flag room, which houses hundreds of original civil war battle flags in Richmond, Virginia.
Marmaduke Marshall, Confederate Army Marshall, Orderly Sergeant of 17th Georgia Infantry; American Civil War, 1861-65; First Sergeant (later Captain) Marmaduke Marshall, Confederate Army Soldier (b/w photo), American Photographer, (19th century) / Private Collection / Peter Newark Military Pictures / The Bridgeman Art Library
Battlefield of Second Manassass. Taken in the mid 1930s, this photograph shows the view (70 years later) that greeted Union Gen. Fitz-John Porter on August 29, 1862, as he attempted to flank Jackson's Confederate position. However, Longstreet's southern soldiers stood between Porter and his objective on the distant high ground. Today, I-66 runs through a portion of the landscape shown in this vintage photograph.
General W.L. Cabell CSA Army, led his brigade in over 20 engagements in the Trans-Mississippi Department including prominent roles at the Battle of Poison Spring and the Battle of Marks' Mills where he commanded two brigades under General James Fleming Fagan. Cabell was captured in Missouri (by Sgt Cavalry M. Young of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry) during Price's Raid on Oct 25, 1864, and was held as a prisoner of war at the Johnson's Island prison camp on Lake Erie and then at Ft Warren in Boston…
Odd to see a Civil War era photo with this kind of pose. Usually they were more formal. Caption: Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, wife and child at the residence of Jefferson Davis. In the doorway is the table on which the surrender of General Robert E. Lee was signed. Photo taken in 1865.