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    "Song of the Free" is a song of the Underground Railroad written in 1860 about a man fleeing slavery in Tennessee by escaping to Canada via the Underground Railroad. It is composed to the tune of "Oh! Susanna".

    This Civil War–era apron, made and worn by Martha L. Booton, daughter of Confederate captain K. Booton, is fashioned out of scrap material left over from a flag created for soldiers from Page County, Virginia. Constructed for a child aged eight to twelve years old, the cotton cloth apron features a blue bib with seven five-pointed applied white stars. The skirt is composed of alternating bars of red and white cotton. This composition mimics the First National Flag adopted by the Confederacy in 1

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    Sumter Light Guards standing at attention, Augusta, Ga., April 1861. Great Image of the "boys"...

    Albert Woolson: He had banged that same drum far more quickly as a member of the First Minnesota Regiment, Heavy Artillery. At 106, he picked up the sticks only to amuse little Frances Kobus, 3. Woolson died three years later, the last of the 3.1 million who had worn the Blue or the Gray in the American Civil War.

    This photograph of the field hospital at the Battle of Savage Station gives the reader a better view of the conditions of Civil War medicine than can be described in words. Notice that the wounded do not have the benefit of shelter, and are left to suffer in the sun. The number of wounded far exceeds the number available to help with treatment. The injured are doubtlessly suffering not only from their wounds and lack of care, but also from the elements.

    Amazing ensemble!!

    She's wearing it all! Capezoun, with a low body bodice, with a medici/zonal belt, and the hat! WOW!

    Why YES! Smiling was possible! c. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of a smiling gentleman] via the Daguerreian Society, Julian Wolff Collection

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    Gorgeous hair!

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    Wonderfully Dressed, 19th c. Plate Hand-Tinted Ambrotype, Circa 1859

    I LOVE the paletote/pardisue Gosh is she pretty!

    Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.

    Unidentified Union Captain and woman. (1861 to 1865)

    Serene

    Photographer: Mayer György (1817-1885) - Pest 1861

    Amazing hair!

    The Barrington House Educational Center, L.L.C.- Pockets!!

    The Barrington House Educational Center, L.L.C. Reminds me of Miss Melanie from Gone With the Wind.

    The Barrington House Educational Center, L.L.C.

    The Barrington House Educational Center, L.L.C.

    The Barrington House Educational Center, L.L.C.- glasses and a tussie mussie!

    The Barrington House Educational Center, L.L.C.