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Hanging a Deserter (William Johnson). Execution of a colored soldier, June 20, 1864.

Hanging a Deserter (William Johnson). Execution of a colored soldier, June

Cold harbor was one of the most violent battles of the Civil War ... and some tormented souls still roam its bloodied soil.

Traces of Death: The Haunted Battleground of Cold Harbor

Eugene Weidmann is about to be beheaded in the last public execution to take place in France. June 17, 1939. [427x580] - Imgur

Eugene Weidmann is about to be beheaded in the last public execution to take place in France. June 17, 1939. [427x580]

Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, is about to be beheaded in the last public execution to take place in France.

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.”

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.

Three brothers Confederate Soldiers, Artillerymen. Probably 1861.

The Boys of War-Civil War Drummer Boys Boys who served as drummers in the civil war, risked their lives alongside men twice their age and, sometimes, size. Some became prisoners of war, while others.

Fredericksburg, Virginia. Soldiers drawing water from a well. Army of the Potomac

Fredericksburg, Virginia Soldiers drawing water from a well. Army of the Potomac, the major Union force in the Eastern U. during the Civil War.

Picket Station, Bull Run, Federal Encampment at Blackburn’s Ford on Bull Run, July 4, 1862. Photo taken by Timothy H. O’Sullivan. The tent in the picture was known as a dog tent (as only dogs could sleep in it) and it was made of two "shelter halves" which would  be carried by two soldiers and then buttoned together and supported by sticks when it came time to  bed down for the night. If it was a nice night, however, many soldiers just slept out in the open.

Picket Station, Bull Run, Federal Encampment at Blackburn’s Ford on Bull Run, July Photo taken by Timothy H.

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