While quite a few African-Americans served in combat roles during the Civil War, the vast majority were relegated to mundane tasks such as teamsters, cooks and servants. This 17year old Confederate Officer is attended by his man-servant who is not much older. He is reputed to have saved his master's life shortly before this image was taken.
A very rare picture of a young girl on the chair, who is being looked after by a nursemaid who only appears to be about 10years old herself. This picture compells you to wonder about both their lives. How they lived, and what they did together.
August 7, 1862: The day after the Battle of Kirksville, the Federal colonel John McNeil ordered the summary execution of fifteen POWs, for possible parole violation. His troops also murdered Dr. John Davis, who was treating wounded Confederates. The next day, McNeil also ordered the extra-judicial murder of Frisby McCullough (previously pinned). Also on this marker is Thomas Stone, the details for whom I have not found. Two months later, McNeil orchestrated the Palmyra Massacre.