Cornelia Hancock, Civil War Nurse, wearing medals soldiers gave her for "ministrations of mercy." http://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Friend-Cornelia-Hancock-ebook/dp/B005DT9SQ0/ref=la_B003P9L25K_1_7?ie=UTF8=1365602025=1-7
Samuel Rush "Sam" Watkins - Civil War Confederate Soldier, Historian. He served as a Private in Company H, 1st Tennessee Infantry, CSA, during the Civil War, fighting in most of the large battles of the Western Theater. He was famous as the author of "Co. Aytch," his memoirs published in 1882. This book has become one of the most popular of Confederate soldier reminiscences.
Civil War "Housewife." Probably began life in the possession of a Union soldier. "Picked up on the battlefield during the Battle of the Seven Days 1862 by....John W. Burgess Baltimore Light Artillery Stuart's Cavalry Confederate Army Civil War 1861 - 1863 was at Battle of Gettysburg and 7 Days Battle near Richmond and many others." Also stenciled on the underside of the wool needle pad, in the kit is "R. C. Harris O.", doubtless the original owner from Ohio.
Facts and figures about the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest of the Civil War. This July 1-3 is the 150th anniversary of the battle. Click for more at-a-glance information on Civil War events and battles from Family Tree Magazine.
Philander B. Wright, Company C, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry, Iron Brigade, wore this hat on the morning of July 1, 1863, while carrying the National Colors during the charge against the Confederate forces on McPherson Ridge. As he advanced, two bullets punched through his hat, another splintered his flagstaff, and a final bullet slammed into his leg, knocking him to the ground