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Site of the Night Attack at Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina on September 8, 1863

Antietam, Md. Blacksmith shoeing horses at headquarters, Army of the Potomac. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. Library of Congress image.

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The First Battle of Bull Run was the first major land battle between the armies in Virginia.On July 21, 1861, the Union army, led by Gen. Irvin McDowell, marched past Sudley Ford and attacked the Confederates left flank at Matthews Hill. This battle continued on throughout the day, and eventually the Confederates received reinforcements. Soon, the Federal were routed by the Confederates resulting in a Confederate victory. By July 22, the defeated Union army reached safety in Washington.

RARE 1850’s 6th Plate Daguerreotype of Civil War Nurse by Southworth Hawes | eBay

The 1861-D gold dollars were minted during the American Civil War when Confederate troops were ordered to take over the Dahlonega Mint. 1861-D Gold Dollar Coin- However, the mint would not generate enough income to continually support the mint operations.

The Union and the Confederacy

Sarah Low, Civil War nurse from Dover. "We are up at six, dress by gas-light. Our rooms are at the end of the wards and often just a curtain for privacy. The air is very bad and the ventilation poor. One has little appetite for food. There is often no competent head in the wards. Good bad and indifferent nurses, surgeons and attendants complicate matters. Some of the doctors are splendid men, others absolutely incompetent."

Elizabeth Van Lew was a Union spy during the American Civil War. She was an antislavery Virginia woman who not only freed her slaves, but bought and freed their families. Using her household staff as couriers, she sent messages to the Union in hollowed-out shoes and eggs and later, books and a personally designed cipher. She faked a mental disorder to throw off suspicion and was called “Crazy Bet” by her neighbors. Her network resulted in some of the best Union information gathered anywhere.

Believed to be the only known photo of a North Carolina Civil War soldier in uniform with a dog. He is 3rd Lt. Jesse Furgurson, Co. C, 32nd Regiment, North Carolina Troops.

Only about 130 photos of Lincoln are known to exist, so excitement peaked when this March 5,1865 photo was discovered in Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s family-owned album showing President Lincoln in front of the White House - especially when it could be one of the last photos taken of him before he was assassinated just one month later. The seal of photographer, Henry F. Warren appears on the back of the photograph, along with an inscription: “Lincoln in front of the White House.”

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The O'Connor House in Charleston, SC at the end of the Civil War. The realities of war sometimes get lost in the black-and-whiteness of these pictures.

General Ulysses S. Grant’s Civil War Presentation Sword as “General in Chief of the United States Army 1864”.

Pilot Mountain during the American Civil War

April 26, 1865: Sultana seen at Helena, Arkansas overloaded with returning Union soldiers. The next day her boilers exploded killing over 1,500 of those on board. One of the worst maritime disasters in history and I’m sure only a hand-full of people know about it. History is important folks. Amen.

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.

Civil War Daguerreotype Photos

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The Petersburg, Virginia, courthouse in 1865. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown.

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The H.L. Hunley Civil War submarine unveiled for first time, 12 January 2012, Charleston, SC

Order of Execution for Mary Surratt - Indiana Historical Society

Sept. 17 1862 The Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg. The bloodiest single day of the Civil War with 23,000 casualties. This photo shows Dunker Church where much of the first stage of the battle took place

Civil War Map. Tennessee Valley Trail part of our family history