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Civil war

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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.

Gloves worn by Lincoln on the night of his assassination at Ford Theatre.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” - Abraham Lincoln on the importance of preparation.

Battle Flag ~ 18th NC

Color bearers were always prime targets...

26th North Carolina by Don Troiani

CSA Calvary Standing Guard

The Wounded Soldier by Stanley Borack.

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.

civil war violin used as war diary by Civil War soldier Solomon Conn 1863

  • Sundance Vacations
    Sundance Vacations

    Gorgeous instrument with an amazing story

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.

Civil War Artillery

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Union General GeorgeThomas, a Virginian known as the Rock of Chickamaugua.

Much of the information available on female Civil War soldiers is found in their obituaries. (NARA, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's - 1917, RG 94)

Prologue: Selected Articles

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Atlanta, 1864

Robert E. Lee

General Grant and Meade

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20th Maine, counter-attack at Gettysburg.

  • Stephen Brown
    Stephen Brown

    Way too pretty...not realistic

Confederate raider John H. Morgan

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Charleston, S.C. Breach patched with gabions on the north wall of Fort Sumter.

Walls of Fort Sumter

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  • Jenna Burke
    Jenna Burke

    Where

  • Jenna Burke
    Jenna Burke

    Where's this at?

  • Pam Tinkham Pugh
    Pam Tinkham Pugh

    Charleston, SC. It's Fort Sumter, where the first shot of the Civil War was fired.

  • Maria McMullen
    Maria McMullen

    A U.S. held fort under seige by the Rebels following S.C. secession from Union....Rebels took the fort, as the soldiers at the fort ran out of supplies ...thus a surrender of Fort Sumter....

13-inch seacoast mortars of Federal Battery No. 4 with officers of 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, near Yorktown, Virginia in May of 1862.

Civil War Railroads

  • Mary Tanck
    Mary Tanck

    There is not enough money in the world to get me to ride a freaking train across that thing!