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    The USS Maria Denning. The steamer that brought the 9th Missouri Infantry home from Shreveport in 1865, at the end of the Civil War.

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+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Sometimes I'm speechless when I see a photograph, this is one of those times. Woman in an extraordinary dress ~ beginning of the Civil War.

CHARLES KNOWLTON SUCCESSFUL INTERMEDIATE EXCISION OF THE RIGHT KNEE-JOINT. (FROM SURGICAL PHOTOS.) CAPT, 010, LA, EWELL'S CORP MINE RUN, VA, 27 NOV 1863 READ, JAMES & THOMAS, HOWELL D MCCORMICK, CHARLES 1869

Knitting during the Civil War. I LOVE that she had her picture taken with her project, that so would have been me.

Civil War soldier from California. Probably embalmed and photographed after getting killed in battle. Close examination shows a barely-visible stand behind his feet holding him up. Left hand is in unnatural position, and face is devoid of any expression.

The great untold story of history is that during this time all men were engaged in a contest to grow the most outrageous facial hair! :D

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+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Young soldier in Union sack coat and forage cap. 1861-1865

Officers of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, especially the gentleman on the far right (Mathew Brady, 1864).

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Grand Army of the Republic. Civil War Veterarns

THIS IS OF THE GENERALS IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH. 1. 11 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNITED STATES. 2. GETTYSBURG WAS THE BLOODIEST BATTLE. 3. MORE THAN 400,000 SOLDIERS WERE CAPTURED IN THE DURATION OF THE WAR. 4. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE SOLDIERS WAS 25.8 YEARS. (civilwar.org) Anna Leigh Hayes 3/17/14