War heroes: General Robert E. Lee was anti-slavery but a commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia
*NATHAN GREEN ~ For I Was Thirsty #NathanGreene #Americana-Nostalgia. "I Was Thirsty" depicts the true story of Confederate Sergeant Richard Kirkland during the Civil War battle of Fredricksburg. After a fierce battle on Dec 13, 1862, the scene shifted from heavy fighting to intense suffering. Sergeant Kirkland decided to do something about it by helping the fallen Union enemy soldiers crying for help. He carried water and warm clothing to the suffering.
President Lincoln's grandfather & namesake was killed by Indians while trying to tend his crops. The president's father, Tom, was a boy and was nearly kidnapped. His older brothers heard the commotion, came running to kill the Indians, and save Tom. All this happened outside Middletown, KY near Louisville in the 1770s.
Minie Ball. Bullet invented by the frenchman Claude Minie and used widely during the American Civil War. It's slow speed and soft lead manufacture led to it shattering bone upon impact and causing infection.
You are viewing an impressive image of Fair Oaks, Virginia,vicinity. Lieutenant Robert Clarke, Captain John C. Tidball, Lieutenant William N. Dennison, and Captain Alexander C.M. Pennington. It was taken in 1862 by Gibson, James F., b. 1828.