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.

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.

Stonewall Jackson, "Winchester photograph", 3/4 pose, 1862 :: VMI Archives Photographs Collection

Stonewall Jackson, "Winchester photograph", 3/4 pose, 1862 :: VMI Archives Photographs Collection

The graves of the crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC

The graves of the crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC

1959. This is 116 years old Walter Williams in his bed. He was the very last civil war veteran.

The Last Surviving Civil War Veterans? Yeah, Not So Much

1959. This is 116 years old Walter Williams in his bed. He was the very last civil war veteran.

The founding fathers would roll in their graves if they knew what was going.  A piece of history is under fire

The founding fathers would roll in their graves if they knew what was going. A piece of history is under fire

American Soldiers,American Civil War,Social Science,African History,Inventors,Historical Photos,Military History,African Americans,Ancestry

At Gettysburg the monument to the 29th Ohio Infantry stands along the Union line on Culp's Hill. Here you see their monument not long after it's dedication in 1887.

At Gettysburg the monument to the 29th Ohio Infantry stands along the Union line on Culp's Hill. Here you see their monument not long after it's dedication in 1887.

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