A woman's coat made from captured Confederate Army gray cloth.

A woman's coat made from captured Confederate Army gray cloth.

Joseph S. Dean, a native of Kentucky and a merchant in St. Louis, enlisted in Company C, 1st Missouri Infantry (CS) at Memphis, Tennessee, in July 1861 and was soon elected a first lieutenant. In January 1862 he was appointed an acting aide-de-camp to General John S. Bowen in the Army of the Mississippi. Dean was severely wounded at the Battle of Shiloh and died a few days later in Memphis, Tennessee.

Joseph S. Dean, a native of Kentucky and a merchant in St. Louis, enlisted in Company C, 1st Missouri Infantry (CS) at Memphis, Tennessee, in July 1861 and was soon elected a first lieutenant. In January 1862 he was appointed an acting aide-de-camp to General John S. Bowen in the Army of the Mississippi. Dean was severely wounded at the Battle of Shiloh and died a few days later in Memphis, Tennessee.

Confederate silk bible flag, 1864.  This miniature, hand-stiched flag commemorates a child's birth with an inscription in French: "This confederate flag was present at the birth of Anatole.  Friday, January 8, 1864.  He was born during the war." The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Clyde Cucullu.

Confederate silk bible flag, 1864. This miniature, hand-stiched flag commemorates a child's birth with an inscription in French: "This confederate flag was present at the birth of Anatole. Friday, January 8, 1864. He was born during the war." The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Clyde Cucullu.

Tintype of Union Private posed in front of painted camp canvas backdrop.

Tintype of Union Private posed in front of painted camp canvas backdrop.

Custer's personal civil War Flag hand-sewn by his wife Elizabeth.

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Union soldier with family, holding a surgical saw, Camp of the 31st. Pennsylvania Infantry near Washington, American Civil war. 1962

Union soldier with family, holding a surgical saw, Camp of the 31st. Pennsylvania Infantry near Washington, American Civil war. 1962

[cabinet card of a cigar left by General U. Grant], Thomas Houseworth via Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs

A November 2012 addition to The Library of Congress online collection thanks to these folks: http://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/about/

A November 2012 addition to The Library of Congress online collection thanks to these folks: http://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/about/

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