Members of the Richmond Grays militia (First Virginia Regiment) on guard duty at Charles Town, Va., (now Charleston, W. Va.), during the trial of John Brown, December 1859. John Wilkes Booth temporarily joined the Richmond Grays during the trial and execution of Brown. He does not appear in this photograph. Photo courtesy Cook Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center.
How the last American Civil War veterans lived, loved and died
1922 Richmond, Virginia - J. F. Griffin, at 81 the last surviving member of the Louisiana Tigers, holds a Second Naval Jack flag at the 32nd Annual Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans at Richmond.
GENERAL FITZHUGH LEE (pictured here), nephew of Robert E. Lee and Governor of Virginia, said, "I was very fond of General Hancock. He was a noble, gallant fellow and a soldier of undoubted merit and great ability...He fought so well on his side during the war that when it was over he was satisfied, and sheathed his sword and believed that there must be fraternity between both sections to make the whole Republic prosperous."
The Loving family. Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal. But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history.
John Singleton Mosby (December 6, 1833 – May 30, 1916), nicknamed the "Gray Ghost", was a Confederate Army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War. His command, the 43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders, was a partisan ranger unit noted for its lightning quick raids.