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GENERAL ROBERT E LEE's boot and his fine filigreed brass spurs, according to his nephew, who gave the spurs to the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, they were part of Lee's field uniform that he used during the Civil War.

The actual raincoat that General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was wearing when he was mistakenly shot by his own men in Chancellorsville, VA. # Pin++ for Pinterest #

General Lee and other former Confederate officers in their first meeting since Appomattox, August 1869 (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.


Bradley Schmehl Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) was a general of the Confederate army during the Civil War. Lee's background connected to the Mexican-American War and in 1859 he led the group that obtained John Brown at Harper's Ferry. Although he was against secession, he chose to fight for his home state of Virginia. Even though General Lee had a smaller, less equipped army he still used aggressive tactics to win some key battles. Lee commanded the Confederate army until surrendering to General Grant in 1865.

Carte-de-viste of the "Drummer Boy of Shiloh", Johnny Clem. He gained tremendous fame for his said heroic actions at the Battle of Shiloh. According to the legend, Clem was knocked unconscious when a piece of artillery shrapnel hit his drum. Disney produced a film called "Johnny Shiloh" to tell his story during the American Civil War.

John Clem aka "Johnny Shiloh" - American Civil War - the youngest noncommissioned officer in Army history. #history

Soldier's Shoes: Closeup of a Civil War soldier's shoes. (Photo Credit: Tria Giovan/CORBIS)

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Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

War heroes: General Robert E. Lee was anti-slavery but a commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia

James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater.

A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket. He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.

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The Civil War, Part 1: The Places

Grant crossing the James River in 1865 - the beginning of the end for the Confederacy, and General Lee knew it