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    APRIL 9, 1865: Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses Grant in Appomatox Court House, VA.

    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."


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    This artwork of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and two sons, Robert and Tad, was found in a family album belonging to Mrs. James Gaines of Philadelphia. Because it shows the entire Lincoln family, it is considered quite rare. Its owner is a descendant of William Wallace, who was married to one of Mary Todd's sisters.

    Mary Todd Lincoln's Stay at Bellevue Place (Bed she slept in)

    The President and his Family

    Martin Davis Hardin (1837–1923) / Brigadier General in the Union Army during the Civil War, Hardin was born in Jacksonville, IL. He was a family friend & protégé of Abraham Lincoln (It was at the Hardin family home that Lincoln first met his wife, Mary Todd.) Hardin graduated from West Point in 1859, was an aide to Robert E. Lee in the hanging of John Brown soon after.

    The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65.

    William T. Biedler CSA, abt 15 years old #CivilWar #History #Confederate

    Before becoming President

    Picture used for the penny issued in 1909 to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 100th birthday. It was the first American coin to bear a president's image on its face. Certain people felt a man of Lincoln's importance deserved to be on a higher denomination than a penny. The counter argument to this was that Lincoln was the common people's president; therefore the penny was the appropriate choice.

    cdv President Jefferson Davis

    *ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ The Lincoln family remains are removed from the temporary vault April 26, 1901 before being transferred back to the tomb.

    Abraham Lincoln letter

    Letter From Abraham Lincoln

    Autographs:U.S. Presidents, Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed... (Total: 1 Items)

    John Wilkes Booth was a rather famous actor at his time, but from 1865 to today, he was/is much more commonly known as the assassin of the American president Abraham Lincoln

    Frances Clalin Clayton was a woman who disguised herself as a man (called Jack Williams) in the Civil War. She was wounded at the battles of Shiloh and Stone River. While she was born in Illinois, she served in the Missouri cavalry and artillery for several months, along with her husband who was killed in battle. She later married Elmer L. Clayton and had three children. They had a farm in Minnesota. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Samuel Masury photographer

    Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans - Union - (September 6, 1819 – March 11, 1898) was an American inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and U.S. Army officer. He gained fame for his role as a Union general during the American Civil War. He was the victor at prominent Western Theater battles, but his military career was effectively ended following his disastrous defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.

    General Benjamin Franklin Butler, known in the south (especially in New Orleans, where he served as military governor) as "Beast Butler."

    The American Civil War through the eyes of an Irish photographer -

    Brig. Gen. John Pope - Union - (March 16, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He had a brief but successful career in the Western Theater, but he is best known for his defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas) in the East.

    Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. His military career includes the Valley Campaign of 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. The general survived with the loss of an arm to amputation, but

    Gustavus Woodson Smith (November 30, 1821 – June 24, 1896), more commonly known as G.W. Smith, was a career United States Army officer who fought in the Mexican-American War, a civil engineer, & a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Smith was born in Georgetown, Kentucky, & was a brother-in-law of Horace Randal & a distant relative of John Bell Hood. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point as a brevet second lieutenant in 1842.