Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, by Matthew Brady c. 1851. National Archives. It may be an understatement to suggest that the war was not good to Stonewall, here he is in 1863. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville later that year.

Champ Ferguson was one of only two men to be tried, convicted and executed for war crimes during the Civil War. Ferguson was a Confederate guerrilla who claimed to have killed over 100 Union soldiers. After being pronounced guilty, he responded, "I am yet and will die a Rebel … I killed a good many men, of course, but I never killed a man who I did not know was seeking my life." He was hanged on October 20, 1865.

(c. 1847) Portrait of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson during the Mexican-American War believed to be taken in Mexico City

Robert E. Lee

Lt. George A. Custer has photo taken with ex-classmate, friend and captured Confederate prisoner, Lt. J.B. Washington, aide to Gen. Johnston at Fair Oaks.

Vivien T. Thomas. In 1944, Hopkins' surgery chief, Alfred Blalock, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child, a "blue baby." Medical experts believed cardiac surgery was impossible. As Blalock prepared to make his historic incision, he looked around the operating room and asked, "Where's Vivien?" Blalock would not begin until Thomas, stationed on a stool behind his right shoulder, was there to guide Blalock through procedures. Prejudice long kept Thomas' crucial role unacknowledg...

music can take you away.

Stonewall Jackson

Lord Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde were supposedly involved in a clandestine affair. Persecution and prosecution by Lord Douglas, the father, destroyed Oscar Wilde and ultimately led to his early death a shattered man.

Photograph of the Effect of Earthquake on Houses After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, U.S. National Archives,

Stonewall Jackson

General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.  General Jackson's wife, Mary Anna, stated that she felt this photograph was the best likeness to her husband that was ever captured on film.

Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.

Two 150-year-old dolls have been x-rayed in a bid to discover if they were used by Confederate soldiers to smuggle medical supplies past Union blockades during the U.S. Civil War.

Dwight Eisenhower, US Army, General of the Army

Matthew Brady's photo of what is left of some soldiers in the American Civil War after the battle of Antietam.

William Tecumseh Sherman, one of the most ruthless of Yankee generals in the Civil War. I have relatives who to this day refuse to buy a lawnmower powered by a Tecumseh motor.

Robert Graves, c. 1914, age 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive the war. He became a translator, poet, and novelist, and was the author of I, Claudius. Graves died at the age of 90 in 1985, a model Daguerreotype boyfriend if there ever was one.

American Civil War, Amish, American History, History Civil War, American War, Gettysburg Civil War, Civil American, Books Reading