Col. James H. Childs, died in the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.

Col. James H. Childs, died in the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.

The picture was taken in 1913 at the Gettysburg Battlefield. It is interesting in that the old Rebels and Union soldiers are shaking hands over a stone wall. Maybe time does heal all wounds.

The picture was taken in 1913 at the Gettysburg Battlefield. It is interesting in that the old Rebels and Union soldiers are shaking hands over a stone wall. Maybe time does heal all wounds.

(PVT Truman Head) was the most famous of the Berdan Sharpshooters and personally purchased his Sharps Rifle. This inspired the unit members to demand the Sharps Rifle.

(PVT Truman Head) was the most famous of the Berdan Sharpshooters and personally purchased his Sharps Rifle. This inspired the unit members to demand the Sharps Rifle.

Michael Maloney. He emigrated from Ireland to Minnesota, where he was drafted into the Union Army in 1864. His regiment served mainly in Georgia. He survived the war and died at age 54 in 1884.

Michael Maloney. He emigrated from Ireland to Minnesota, where he was drafted into the Union Army in 1864. His regiment served mainly in Georgia. He survived the war and died at age 54 in 1884.

General George Edward Pickett was a major-general in the army of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. During the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg, Pickett’s forces helped contribute to the overwhelming Confederate victory. He led the disastrous and foolhardy “Pickett’s Charge” against Union lines in the Battle of Gettysburg, in the process losing almost his entire division. To his dying day, he bitterly mourned this great loss.

General George Edward Pickett was a major-general in the army of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. During the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg, Pickett’s forces helped contribute to the overwhelming Confederate victory. He led the disastrous and foolhardy “Pickett’s Charge” against Union lines in the Battle of Gettysburg, in the process losing almost his entire division. To his dying day, he bitterly mourned this great loss.

U.S. Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing commanded Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery during the Civil War. While commanding his guns, on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg, he would be wounded twice. He would be held up so he continue commanding during Pickett's Charge. Finally he would be shot through the head - dying instantly. He is due to receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions at Gettysburg.

U.S. Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing commanded Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery during the Civil War. While commanding his guns, on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg, he would be wounded twice. He would be held up so he continue commanding during Pickett's Charge. Finally he would be shot through the head - dying instantly. He is due to receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions at Gettysburg.

Eddie, Abe's second son. Died just shy of his fourth birthday in 1850.  Cause of death: "chronic consumption"

Eddie, Abe's second son. Died just shy of his fourth birthday in 1850. Cause of death: "chronic consumption"

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