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The 1913 Gettysburg Reunion, at the Bloody Angle, Picketts Charge, Confederate Vets on the left of the photo, Union on the right. SUPER, super photo. Amazing.

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ornamentedbeing: Vivandieres have an interesting role in the American Civil War. These brave women traveled with soldiers as mascots or nurses; there are even cases where they fought alongside their male counterparts. A vivandiere could provide creature comforts to the soldiers. Officially during the Civil War, the term Vivandiere is usually applied only to women who served with Zouaves. The term “Vivandiere”, is derived from a mixture of French and Latin, which literally means…

June 6 1865 William Clarke Quantrill dies of wounds suffered in May...Quantrill was badly wounded in a skirmish with Union forces, and he died on this day in 1865. Since Quantrill's men were guerillas rather than legitimate soldiers, they were denied the general amnesty given to the Confederate army after the war ended. Some, like Frank and Jesse James, took this as an excuse to become criminals and bank robbers. Quantrill was 24 when he died.

The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of 53,407 American Civil War veterans was for the Battle of Gettysburg’s 50th anniversary. President Woodrow Wilson’s July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: “We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten—except that we shall not forget the splendid valour.”

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Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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

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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 Generals. Left to right - Hood, Semmes, Davis, Stuart, Jackson, Lee, Forrest, Johnston, Beauregard.

OLD CIVIL WAR PICTURES - Union Army Band on Lookout Mountain- 1864 I've been there!

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Photo taken in 1951 of last Civil War veterans. Col. Pleasant Riggs Crump (far right) is the last "Verified" Confederate veteran to die out of the 750,000 that served. He died December 31st, 1951 in Lincoln, Alabama, the same year this photo was taken. Born Dec. 23, 1847, he was 104 when he died. The other two men claimed to be veterans, but no actual military records were found.

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Henry Thomas Harrison, Confederate secret agent famous for informing Lee and Longstreet about Union movements before Gettysburg.

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Survivors of Pickett's Charge walk the field their comrades fell upon. Gettysburg 50th anniversary, July 3, 1913.