ca. 1864, [21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company D at Lookout Mountain in Tennessee]  via the Wisconsin Historical Society

ca. 1864, [21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company D at Lookout Mountain in Tennessee] via the Wisconsin Historical Society

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After the war, Cashier worked as a laborer, eventually drew a pension, and finally went to live in the Quincy, Illinois, Soldiers' Home. In 1913 a surgeon at the home discovered that Albert D. J. Cashier was a woman. A public disclosure of the finding touched off a storm of sensational newspaper stories, for Cashier had lived her entire adult life as a man. None of Cashier's former comrades-in-arms ever suspected that he was a she. Apparently, neither did the commandant at the Soldiers'…

After the war, Cashier worked as a laborer, eventually drew a pension, and finally went to live in the Quincy, Illinois, Soldiers' Home. In 1913 a surgeon at the home discovered that Albert D. J. Cashier was a woman. A public disclosure of the finding touched off a storm of sensational newspaper stories, for Cashier had lived her entire adult life as a man. None of Cashier's former comrades-in-arms ever suspected that he was a she. Apparently, neither did the commandant at the Soldiers'…

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Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.

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The ardent slave holder, supporter of the Confederacy and the man who fired the first shot of the Civil War, Edmund Ruffin was born January 5th 1794.

The ardent slave holder, supporter of the Confederacy and the man who fired the first shot of the Civil War, Edmund Ruffin was born January 5th 1794.

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photograph of a battle worn Old Glory from the Civil War, circa 1864, soldier is from the 37th Pennsylvania Infantry

photograph of a battle worn Old Glory from the Civil War, circa 1864, soldier is from the 37th Pennsylvania Infantry

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