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Francis E Brownell -Co A 11th NY Vol. Fire Zouaves. Private Brownell is the soldier that killed James Jackson (the proprietor of the Marshall House) after Jackson killed Colonel Elmer Ellsworth for pulling down the large Confederate flag at the Marshall House.Alexandria Va

The first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier was Thornsbury Bailey Brown; he was killed May 22nd 1861 in Taylor County, Virginia.

Of all the soldiers that died in the American Civil War, 2 out of 3 were from disease. Of these diseases, diarrhea killed the most as the camps that men lived in were lacking in sanitation. After diarrhea, typhoid and lung inflammation were the next deadliest as men and boys who had lived their entire lives in one town were all of a sudden exposed to people and germs from all over America.

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Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color This photo by Alexander Gardner, originally Brady's apprentice, depicts Union Colonel James H. Childs (middle, standing) & several other officers at Westover Landing, VA in 1862. Childs was later killed at the Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day in American history. 22,717 soldiers were either killed, injured, or missing in action.

Tatsuo Osako, a naval officer from Chiba, Japan has been named "The Japanese Schindler" by many historians. He, along with several colleagues, were responsible for transporting thousands of Jewish citizens from German-occupied territories to safety. Although Japan had an alliance with the Nazis during the war, their government did not adhere to the racial policies being advocated by Hitler and his officials, and men like Osako were credited with having saved hundreds of people.

U.S.General Patton was one of the most well known generals in WW2. He was a tank commander who helped "drive" the allies to victory.

Our Most Beloved Sons of the South Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and P.G.T. Beauregard. The other generals are pictured around the outer edge of the leaf, forming a frame for the three in the center. The lithograph also shows the Confederate National Flags, and the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. The top center portion features a portrait of Jefferson Davis. This is an absolutely stunning piece

Battle of Gettsburg veterans. The picture was taken in 1913, at a reunion held on the battlefield. The man sitting on the rocks is a Confederate soldier, and the man standing is a Union soldier.

Confederate First Sergeant... Union cavalry surrounded a lone Confederate soldier who had no horse and whose clothes were dirty and tattered. A Union officer said to him that it was obvious that he had no wealth and not the means to own slaves. The officer asked: “Why are you fighting this war?” The Confederate answered: “Because you are here.”

William T. “Bloody Bill” Anderson (1838 – 1864) was a notorious Confederate guerrilla leader with whom Jesse James associated for a brief period during the Civil War.